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With no consideration, no pity, no shame, they have built walls around me, thick and high. And now I sit here feeling hopeless. I can’t think of anything else: this fate gnaws my mind; because I had so much to do outside. When they were building the walls, how could I not have noticed! But I never heard the builders, not a sound. Imperceptibly they have closed me off from the outside world. Walls By C.P. Cavafy A part of the 2019 Resnick #AspenAction Forum readings.

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The spirit of the @aspenagln is to move an emerging generation of leaders “from success to significance” and “from thought to action”. #AspenAction

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This is what is feared: That flags do not nourish the blood, That history is not glorious or truthful. I sleep and dream in two languages. I gain wisdom from more than one fountain. I pass between borders Made to control what is owned. The body cannot be owned. The land cannot be owned, Only misunderstood or named by its knowing. The Borders are Fluid Within Us by Dan Vera This year’s Resnick #AspenAction Forum’s was inspired by this poem.

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At his first event as the Vice President of @aspenagln, John Simpkins looked back on the unspoken borders he saw as a boy growing up in South Carolina. #AspenAction

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@anousheh_x made headlines in 2006 for being the first female private space explorer, travelling to and staying onboard the International Space Station for ten days. She used her experience to reflect on this years Resnick @aspenaction Forum theme. 🚀

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Inspired by the poem “The Borders are Fluid Within Us” by Dan Vera, this year’s Resnick @aspenaction Forum explores what potential might lie beyond the borders and limits we have constructed for ourselves. 🌍 #AspenAction

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That’s a wrap on 4 days full of thought-provoking dialogue on today’s top national and global security issues at the #AspenSecurity Forum!

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@adl_national President Jonathan Greenblatt discussed countering violent extremism in the United States and abroad at #AspenSecurity.

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“The policy of separating children from families, from parents, [from] adults is appalling, and it is completely unnecessary. I mean yes, we have, in the past and at present, had large numbers of people coming to the border. We had this very problem in 2014 during the Obama administration and we didn’t separate families and put kids in horrible conditions. What we did was work with HHS and other aspects of the executive branch to try to expand the facilities available to these migrants even as we tried to enforce the law at the border.” – Susan Rice, Former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs in conversation with @mitchellreports at #AspenSecurity Forum.

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At #AspenSecurity Forum, former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright discussed the importance of speaking up and taking action when pillars of democracy and human rights are under threat.

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At the #AspenSecurity Forum, @nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke about the importance of the alliance working “one for all, and all for one...stronger than any potential adversary, as long as we are together.”

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We’re excited to announce the 2019 @McNultyPrize Laureates! 🏅 Congratulations to @srikmisra of @milk_mantra, Kelsey Wirth of @mothers.out.front, @joshinraghubar of @capeinnovation, and @kisslingalexandra and @mariapachecoguate of @vitalvoices who are leading innovative solutions to intractable problems. #McNultyPrize

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Bags packed and ready to go. 🎒 It’s been an amazing ride at the #AspenIdeas Festival!

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Blue skies ☀️, bright ideas 💡 This #AspenIdeas Festival, we gained perspective and new insights on some of the biggest issues facing our world. 🌎

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Hope your #AspenIdeas Festival experience was paws-itive! 🐾 Mark your calendar for next year’s Festival, June 24 – July 3. 📅

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@demar_derozan is a basketball player with the @spurs, which he joined in 2018. DeRozan spoke about mental health at the #AspenIdeas Festival.

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@chasinggarza is an organizer, activist, writer, and speaker working on the frontlines for black liberation. Garza spoke on an #AspenIdeas panel of remarkable leaders on what it means to break barriers.

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@kevinlove is a pro basketball player, currently playing for the @Cavs. Love spoke at #AspenIdeas on several panels including one about the transformational power of sport.

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Sometimes reflection is the best way to surface your most impactful ideas. 💡 #aspenideas

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The #AspenIdeas Festival is a great place to learn new things and explore how to move from ideas into action. Share one new thing you learned on your Instagram story and tag @aspeninstitute!

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Hope you packed sunglasses 🕶 there are a lot of bright ideas ☀️ #aspenideas

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Big ideas 💡 and interesting weather 🤔 at #AspenIdeasHealth today!

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There are so many great panels and speakers on the schedule for #AspenIdeasHealth today! Pro tip: Anderson Park is a great space for reflection.

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The sun is out ☀️ and the birds are chirping at #AspenIdeasHealth!

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An American Marriage is a gripping novel about the dissolution of a marriage. Beneath the surface of this deeply moving love story is a powerful statement about unjust incarceration and a corrupt criminal justice system. Congratulations to @Tayari, winner of the 2019 @AspenWords Literary Prize! 📖 🏆 #AspenLitPrize

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“An award like this encourages all of us to keep following the strength of our convictions.” - @Tayari upon receiving the $35,000 @AspenWords Literary Prize. 🏆 #AspenLitPrize

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The Aspen Words Literary Prize is a $35,000 award for a work of fiction that spotlights a vital contemporary issue. Last night, @AspenWords hosted a great conversation with the finalists and announced the 2019 #AspenLitPrize winner, @Tayari Jones, at the @MorganLibrary in New York City. This year’s finalists were: 📔 Friday Black by @king_nk 📕 Brother by David Chariandy 📙 Gun Love by Jennifer Clement 📘 An American Marriage by @tayari 📗 There There by Tommy Orange

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“She is not only one of the first Native Americans in Congress, but she is a woman. This speaks volumes of how powerful Indigenous woman are." —Champion for Change @charitieropati on @repdebhaaland. The 2019 Champions for Change met with @repdebhaaland and @repdavids, the first two Native American women elected to Congress. #CNAYChamps

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From Alaska to Connecticut to Washington, the @center4native 2019 Champions for Change are advocating to improve child welfare systems, decolonize education standards, support victims of sexual assault, and more. #CNAYChamps

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Meet the @Center4native 2019 Champions for Change, 5 #NativeYouth leading change in their communities. This month, Autumn Adams, Shandiin Herrera, Madison White, Charitie Ropati, and Adam Soulor came to Washington, DC to share their stories, meet with elected officials, and further their advocacy. #CNAYChamps

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Calling all booklovers – have you heard about the #AspenLitPrize reading challenge? @AspenWords and @FictionMatters are challenging booklovers to read all 5 books 📚 on the Aspen Words Literary Prize shortlist by 6:30 pm MT on April 11. 1️⃣ Using #AspenLitPrize, post your thoughts about the book – what surprised you, what challenged your notions of a particular social issue, or made you see the world a bit differently? 2️⃣ Tag @AspenWords and @FictionMatters on your book posts to be entered in to a raffle for a special gift bag. Follow @AspenWords for more details.

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The @AspenWords Literary Prize 📚 is a $35,000 award for a work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue. Add these 5 finalists to your reading list and stay tuned for the winner announcement on April 11.🏆

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Today, @AspenWords announced the shortlist for the #AspenLitPrize. These 5 extraordinary books shine a spotlight on important social issues with compassion, humor, and artistry. 📔 #FridayBlack by @king_nk 📕 #Brother by David Chariandy 📙 #GunLove by Jennifer Clement 📗 #AnAmericanMarriage by @tayari 📘 #ThereThere by Tommy Orange

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Every writer faces challenges when they sit down to work. 📝 Swipe ➡️ to see what authors on the #AspenLitPrize longlist shared about their greatest writing challenges.

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Inspiration for a story can strike at any point. 💡 Swipe to see what inspired authors on the @AspenWords Literary Prize longlist. #AspenLitPrize

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In today’s fraught political environment, many have turned to literature as a refuge. 📚 . . But the books on the @aspenwords Literary Prize longlist address critical issues head-on, giving us context and helping us understand an increasingly complex world. 🌎 . . Learn how a few #AspenLitPrize nominees view their role in this moment. ✍️

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News organizations, tech companies, and citizens must take responsibility for restoring trust in American democracy. Explore the Knight Commission’s recommendations to help renew trust in American democratic institutions and the media: as.pn/trust #knightcomm

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After listening to experts and engaged citizens around the country for the past year, the Knight Commission on Trust, Media & Democracy has released a timely report to address the decline of trust in the media and democratic institutions. Read the report at as.pn/trust. #knightcomm

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The Knight Commission on Trust, Media & Democracy just released a groundbreaking report with recommendations to help rebuild trust in American democratic institutions and the media. Learn more at as.pn/trust and join the #knightcomm conversation.

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Have you listened to the #AspenInsight podcast? 🎧 Hear stories about finding power in Puerto Rico, eradicating intolerance in Australia, fighting for gender equality in Uganda, and more. ✨ Subscribe to the podcast by searching for “Aspen Insight” on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, RadioPublic, or Stitcher.

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It’s been 1 year in our DC HQ! ✨🏢✨ In 2018, we welcomed nearly 150 new employees, 40,000 guests and hosted 280+ major events.

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A nonpartisan forum for values-based leadership & the annual exchange of cookies. 🍪 Celebrating an office tradition that’s 14 years strong!

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Fiction can serve as a platform for meaningful dialogue and social change. These 16 books, many by debut authors, spotlight vital contemporary issues—from immigration and assimilation, mental illness, addiction, gun culture in America and more. Stay tuned for the finalists announcement in February 2019! #AspenLitPrize

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The @AspenWords Literary Prize 2019 Longlist: 🔹 Friday Black by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah 🔹 The Boat People by Sharon Bala 🔹 Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley 🔹 America Is Not The Heart by Elaine Castillo 🔹 Brother by David Chariandy 🔹 Gun Love by Jennifer Clement 🔹 Freshwater by Akwaeke Emezi 🔹 Small Country by Gaël Faye 🔹 Where the Dead Sit Talking by Brandon Hobson 🔹 An American Marriage by Tayari Jones 🔹 The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon 🔹 Severance by Ling Ma 🔹 Bring Out the Dog by Will Mackin 🔹 There There by Tommy Orange 🔹 If You See Me, Don’t Say Hi by Neel Patel 🔹 Heads of the Colored People by Nafissa Thompson-Spires #AspenLitPrize

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📚 11 novels. 📖 5 short story collections. 🗣 13 debut authors. @AspenWords has announced the longlist for the 2nd annual Aspen Words Literary Prize, a $35,000 award celebrating fiction with social impact. #AspenLitPrize

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As the snow begins to settle, wintertime is a good opportunity to pause and reflect. ❄️

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Today’s moment of nature, featuring snow-capped peaks against blue skies. 🏔 📷: @brettskiiiiii

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Winter has arrived to our Aspen campus. ❄️

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Each year CityLab is hosted in a different city –– this year the city is Detroit. The event’s programming draws inspiration from the ongoing story of Detroit’s path to revival—and is infused with the entrepreneurial character of the city. #CityLabDetroit

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CityLab is founded on the principle that the most important innovation is happening at the local level and that global impact can be achieved when cities share solutions. #CityLabDetroit