Aspen Global Network
Within our global network, ten other international Aspen Institute partners support leadership development and conduct independently developed and supported programs, conferences and seminars on region-specific issues and global challenges. Each partner works closely with the Aspen Institute US to develop unique programming and to stay true to a mission of values-based leadership and enlightened dialogue.
The Aspen Institute
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization that focuses on discussion and inquiry on issues of global concern. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan platform for dealing with critical issues. The Aspen Institute offers leadership seminars, fellowship programs and policy studies. It was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia. The Institute has campuses in Aspen, Colorado, and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, while it also maintains offices in New York City.
The Aspen Institute
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20036-1133
202-736-5800 | 202-467-0790 (fax)
Aspen Institute Central Europe
Aspen Institute Central Europe is a nonpartisan platform for policy innovation and inclusive dialogue that facilitates exchange of ideas, fosters open society, and promotes values-based leadership. Based in Prague, the Institute operates across central Europe and focuses on strengthening interdisciplinary and regional cooperation. Activities are divided into leadership, policy, and public programs. One of the flagship programs is the Aspen Young Leaders Program, which supports emerging Central European leaders in their development. Aspen Institute Central Europe also publishes a quarterly magazine, Aspen Review.
Aspen Institute España
Aspen Institute España, headquartered in Madrid, was incorporated as a foundation in December 2010. The Institute aims to promote social responsibility and contribute to the strengthening of civil society, providing a neutral forum for public dialogue and reflection through conferences, seminars, and roundtable discussions. In this pursuit, the Institute takes on the values, features, and goals of the Aspen model, adjusting them to the realities of the Spanish context and incorporating Spain’s close ties with other regions in Europe, Latin America, and the Mediterranean.
Institut Aspen France
Institut Aspen France was founded in 1983 as a nonpartisan international center for discussion and dialogue. It provides a forum for debate by bringing together a wide array of prominent stakeholders: French and international decision- makers from the private and public sectors, academic experts, and political and civic leaders. These players bring to the table a wealth of perspectives to address some of the world’s most complex problems while reflecting on the concept of the common good. Aspen Institute France gatherings are meant to have an impact beyond the conference room: they are designed to inspire real-world action.
Aspen Institute Germany
Aspen Institute Germany, founded in 1974 for the study and advancement of ideas related to major contemporary issues, is the oldest international Aspen center. The Institute seeks to address the challenges of the 21st century in areas such as global economic change, technological advancement, international security, and emerging leaders. Located in the heart of Berlin, Aspen Institute Germany convenes a diverse network of representatives from all sectors for discussion in leadership conferences and policy programs, as well as participation in the Aspen seminar and other leadership programs.
Ananta Aspen Centre
Ananta Aspen Centre is an independent and not-for-profit organization in India that seeks to foster positive change in society through dissemination of knowledge. The Centre facilitates discussions on issues of international significance, values-based leadership, and cross-sector outreach by engaging the civil society, government, private sector, and other key stakeholders.
Aspen Institute Italia
Aspen Institute Italia is a leader in promoting enlightened dialogue in Europe and across the Atlantic, organizing a number of conferences, seminars, and roundtables each year on economics, business, politics, and security. Its quarterly journal, Aspenia, is read in Italy and abroad, and has been judged one of the world’s finest foreign affairs journals. Aspen Italia conferences gather prominent figures in every field thanks to its more than 300 international members. Aspen Italia focuses on the most important problems and challenges facing society in settings that encourage frank and open debate. The aim is not to reach unanimous agreement or reassuring conclusions but to bring to light the complexity of our world.
Aspen Institute Japan
Aspen Institute Japan is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing values-based leadership in contemporary society. Evolved from the Tokyo liaison office of the Aspen Institute and Aspen Institute Japan Council, AIJ was formally established in 1998. Its flagship program has been the Nippon Aspen Executive Seminar. The Institute offers three seminars annually, providing the leaders and future leaders of Japan with reflective experiences through moderator-led dialogue based on extensive readings of texts from both classic and contemporary authors and from the Western and non-Western world. In addition to the seminars, the Institute offers other executive seminars tailored to the needs of national and local government officials and young business executives. It also organizes periodic lecture programs for seminar alumni.
The Aspen Institute Japan
Harks Roppongi Bldg., 2nd Fl. • 15-21, Roppongi chome,
Minato-City, Tokyo, Japan 106-0032
Ph: +81 3 6438 9208 • Fax: +81 3 3405 1668
Aspen Institute Kyiv
Aspen Institute Kyiv, launched in November 2015, is dedicated to promoting values-based leadership in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. The Institute aims to nurture open dialogue among Ukrainian leaders facilitating the exchange of ideas that contribute to a good society and support and promote leadership in local, regional, and global contexts that will contribute to the integration of Ukrainian leaders into national, regional, and global dialogue. Among other activities, it has a well-established leadership program and is developing a number of programs.
The Aspen Institute Kyiv
Sophia Business Center
6, Rylskyi lane • 01001 Kyiv, Ukraine
Aspen Institute México
Aspen Institute México launched in March 2014 in Mexico City as a nonpartisan center for debate and discussion. One of its main objectives is to foster the development of young leaders and their networks, promoting the values and principles of democracy such as freedom, the rule of law, and economic efficiency; and to expand their relations with rising leaders from other countries in the region. The activities are divided into seminars, policy and public programs, and leadership initiatives.
Aspen Institute México
Av. Ciudad Universitaria 298
Col. Jardines del Pedregal
México D.F. 01900
Tel: +52 (55) 5631-0592
AIfE – Aspen Initiative for Europe
The Aspen Initiative for Europe, launched in 2016, has inaugurated a series of joint and coordinated activities among the partner Institutes across Europe. The website http://aspenforeurope.org/ is a tangible and easy-to-use instrument of this cooperation.
AESG – Aspen European Strategy Group
The Aspen European Strategy Group (AESG) is a nonpartisan forum for discussion made up of representatives from each of the Aspen European Institutes plus external experts, opinion leaders and policy-makers.
It deals with strategic issues for Europe’s cohesion and the future of the transatlantic relationship.
The AESG aims to become the natural counterpart to the original Aspen Strategy Group (ASG), exchanging ideas and sharing experiences. The inaugural AESG-ASG meeting was held in Washington, DC, in June 2017.
YEL – Young European Leaders
Meetings on a wide range of issues devoted specifically to emerging leaders (below 35 years of age) in various sectors. The basic assumption will be that younger generations are more likely to have “multiple identities” as individuals view themselves simultaneously as Europeans and citizens of member states.
By discussing common values and challenges and opportunities, our selected Young European leaders can contribute to a fruitful conversation on what it means to be a European today. A central feature of the Young European Leaders activities is to tackle the generational challenge, offering new generations a platform to become protagonists of a new Europe.
The inaugural meeting of the series was held in Spoleto in September 2017, under the joint leadership of Aspen Italia and Aspen España.
WE – Empowering Women
Gender equality can bring dramatic gains in human development and well-being for individuals, families and societies. There is a strong relationship between a country’s achievements in human development and its level of gender inequality.
Empowering women to participate fully in economic life across all sectors is essential to build stronger economies, to achieve internationally agreed goals of development and sustainability, and to improve the quality of life for women, men, families and communities.
The issue has important implications in foreign policy, particularly from a Euro-Mediterranean perspective, given how it conditions any possibility of integration for immigrant communities in Europe.