The Aspen Institute Kyiv announced on 27 May the public launch of its operations. Aspen Kyiv was officially approved by the Aspen Institute in November 2015 as part of its network of ten international partners in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The goal of Aspen Kyiv is to become a valuable and respected platform for open dialogue to address regional challenges.
“We are proud to bring the Aspen Institute's values-based leadership approach to Kyiv," said Institute Executive Vice President Elliot Gerson. "There are few places in the world today where Aspen values of tolerance, good governance, and the search for common ground are more critically in demand.”
“The Aspen Institute supports global independent affiliates, such as Aspen Kyiv, because we seek to create a diverse worldwide community of leaders committed to the greater good. The notion of “good” has a special resonance at the Institute. The motivations and innovative ideas inspired by the exchanges facilitated around its roundtables are providing the impetus to build that “good soc more »
Policy program on “Justice, Law and Society”
is launching and aims to promote dialogue on justice as a core value of good society. The consultations with leading legal counsels and civil society leaders were held in January-March which provided the basis for developing the action plan of program policy in 2016-2018. In particular it is planned to hold round tables, thematic (policy) seminar, discussions and other events that address the support of dialogue platform in such critical domain for Ukrainian society.
“Education and Society” policy program was started in January 2016
and aims at supporting positive changes in education system via dialogue of the leaders engaged in education development and corresponding innovations. Following consultations with leaders and innovators in the Ukrainian educational system - school education has been chosen as first priority for policy programs in 2016-2017. In progress is preparation of thematic (policy) seminars, round tables and other events within the Education policy program.
On April 2-8, 2016 the 13th "Responsible Leadership" Seminar took place in the Carpathians, Ukraine.
The event was organized by the Aspen Institute Kyiv and the Aspen Ukraine Alumni Association.
The contest for participation in the seminar was held from November 2015 till February 2016. The group was composed of 24 representatives from business, government institutions, NGO, media, culture, science, art etc.
During the event, participants had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the classical philosophical texts, to gain an experience of unique teamwork and take part in the inspiring discussions.
Activities of the dialogue platform is aimed at the formation of the communication environment for Ukrainian leaders, which allows a better understanding of fundamental values in the context of challenges of our time.
Socrates Seminar "The Future of Privacy and Transparency: Surveillance in a Digital Age" jointly organized by the Aspen Institute Kyiv and Aspen Institute Socrates Program will take place in Kyiv, 8-10 December 2016.
Does the widespread availability of personal data justify the government's need for covert surveillance or does it make secrecy obsolete and unnecessary? Recent disclosures by Snowden, Manning, and WikiLeaks have redefined the debate about the proper balance between privacy and transparency. In this seminar, we will have a wide ranging discussion about where to draw the line.