Blog Posts

  • Ripples Of Hope: Seeing The Action Forum's Impact
    It’s been five years since we first launched the Resnick Aspen Action Forum. The idea, from the start, was to provide an opportunity for high integrity, action-oriented leaders to come together and recommit to doing their part to build a better world.    Each element of the Action Forum is meticulously planned to help exercise Fellows’ muscles for ... more
  • AGLN At Aspen Ideas Festival & Spotlight Health
      We like to say that summers in Aspen begin with "Ideas" and end with "Action." Presented in partnership with The Atlantic , the Aspen Institute annually produces the Aspen Ideas Festival , convening thought leaders from around the world and across disciplines to engage in dialogue around the ideas and issues that shape the world today. Among those ... more
  • Art And The Great Re-Set: Featured Art At The Action Forum
    Art has always been a central component of the Action Forum. Visual art allows us to reflect on complex ideas in ways that the written word cannot. This year, there will be three featured art installations:   “Working in America” from Project& , explores the authentic stories of people's daily lives and interactions in the American workforce to ... more
  • Featured Art At The Action Forum: YellowWoods Art And The Spier Arts Trust
    Art has always been a central component of the Action Forum. Visual art allows us to reflect on complex ideas in ways that the written word cannot. One of this year's featured art installations is the t ile mosaics and paintings capturing “The Great Re-Set.”  The installation is produced by YellowWoods Art , a venture launched by Africa Leadership ... more
  • Announcing The 2017 Class Of The Finance Leaders Fellowship
    These 22 Fellows are highly successful leaders who are ready to leverage their success and existing platforms to broaden their impact. They represent various sectors within finance including asset management, banking, family offices, pensions, endowments, regulation, debt and equity investing, and operational finance, among others. Their ... more
  • Grappling With Tough Questions: Are You Willing To Pay The High Cost Of Integrity?
    By Jennifer Simpson, Managing Director of the Finance Leaders Fellowship.  This post originally appeared in the June 2017 issue of the  CFA Institute Magazine . Have you ever put extra energy into preparing for a big race, a big performance, or some other once-in-a-lifetime goal, only to be delayed by having to help others along? At work, have you ever ... more
  • Art At The Action Forum: Working In America And The Great Re-Set
    “The future of everything is happening now,” and work – all work – is at the center. It is the thread that runs through us all and the social systems and contracts that we create, live by and guide us.   What does a retired oil field worker in North Dakota have in common with a professional escort in Florida or a tough as nails Olympic boxer in Flint, Michigan? ... more
  • Fellows Overcoming Adversity: The Panchachuli Flood
    Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellow Mukti Datta is the Managing Director of Panchachuli Women Weavers in Almora, Uttarakhand, located in northern India. She started Panchachuli to change the fundamental economics behind traditional societies where women were not educated or respected as equals. Women who joined transitioned from unpaid work like ... more
  • Action Forum Feature Film: Unrest
    The feature film for the 2017 Resick Aspen Action Forum is Unrest by Jennifer Brea. The film follows the story of Jennifer, who grapples with chronic fatigue syndrome, and her relationship with her husband, Henry Crown Fellow Omar Wasow . It is an exploration of the individual and familial Re-Sets that occur when we are faced with difficult challenges ... more
  • Announcing The 2017 Class Of China Fellows
    Today, we are happy to announce the fifth class of China Fellows! The China Fellowship Program seeks to build a progressive, prosperous "good" society in an increasingly globalized world community. The Fellowship energizes China’s private sector leaders to step up to this challenge in a meaningful fashion. All 20 Fellows in this class are proven ... more