The Congressional Program at the Aspen Institute works with top scholars and practitioners to educate U.S. House and Senate members about foreign policy issues; improve cross-party dialogue; and give lawmakers a direct link to the best scholarship on selected topics. Members routinely cite the Congressional Program as one of the few truly nonpartisan learning environments left for them. This renewal grant would allow participants to discuss ideas and analyze alternative policies in a series of twenty to twenty-five breakfast meetings in the Capitol each year, as well convene them at four annual conferences outside Washington. Conferences in 2013 are anticipated to cover these topics: (1) South Asia: Where Terrorism, Nuclear Security, Development, and Energy Converge to Affect Vital U.S. Interests; (2) The Muslim World: The U.S. Role in Sustaining Change; (3) Africa’s Emergence: Challenges and Opportunities for the United States; and (4) Higher Education: Refining the Federal Role.
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for the Verify conference
Aspen Digital is the Aspen Institute’s umbrella program on cybersecurity, technology, and digital policy issues. A grant to the Aspen Institute will support Aspen Digital’s planning and execution of a media roundtable to deepen journalists’ understanding of key cybersecurity and technology policy issues and, by extension, their ability to translate and make those policy issues more accessible to the public.
for the Aspen Digital program
The Aspen Institute, founded in 1949, is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Aspen Digital empowers policymakers, civic organizations, companies, and the public to be responsible stewards of technology and digital media in the service of a more just and equitable world. This grant will support Aspen Digital’s cybersecurity and technology initiatives focused on addressing U.S. cyber policy challenges, disseminating solutions to these problems, and building a cadre of policy-informed tech experts to produce sound, secure products and ultimately, a safer cyber ecosystem. This grant supports Aspen Digital’s US Cybersecurity Group, the new Global Cybersecurity Group, and the Aspen Tech Policy Hub. (Strategy: Core Institutions)
for support of the Urban District Leadership Network
The Urban District Leadership Network is a learning community that supports senior leaders from nationwide urban bellwether districts in improving student learning conditions and experiences through thoughtful transformation of complex district systems. The network promotes learning, inspiration, reflection, and collaboration around efforts such as encouraging systemic coherence and the reorientation of school systems to student needs, experiences, and identities. It invites system leaders and researchers into conversation to address the gap between research and practice. This grant supports convening superintendents and their chief officers as they work to execute and sustain a rich, modern vision for the success of today’s students that is grounded in research and informed by practice — and that sees learners in their full humanity and potential. (Substrategy: District Deep Dives and Networks)