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Aspen Institute

The Aspen Institute is an international nonprofit organization founded in 1950 as the Aspen Institute of Humanistic Studies. The organization is dedicated to "fostering enlightened leadership, the appreciation of timeless ideas and values, and open-minded dialogue on contemporary issues". The institute and its international partners promote the pursuit of common ground and deeper understanding in a nonpartisan and nonideological setting through regular seminars, policy programs, conferences, and leadership development initiatives. Wikipedia*

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The Aspen Institute has 348 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 1988, Policy Recommendations Towards Indochina. The year with the most videos was 2015 with 34 videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2009 with an average of 809 views per program. Most appearances with Walter Isaacson (48), Margaret Carlson (30), Steven C. Clemons (29). Most common tags: Online Technology, American Perspectives, Washington Politics.

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    Susan Marquis, vice president of innovation at the RAND Corporation, looked at efforts by Florida farmworkers to improve…

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    Franklin D. Roosevelt

    Historian Robert Dallek examined the political acumen of President Franklin D. Roosvelt throughout his four presidential…

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