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Live Broadcasts from the Hurst & McCloskey Speakers Series


Wednesday, July 10

Hurst Lecture Series - CANCELLED

Featuring The Right Honorable Tony Blair, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1997-2007).


For questions, call (970) 920-5770.

Saturday, July 13

McCloskey Speaker Series

Decision-making and Leadership: Views from the Statehouse
A conversation featuring Governors Mark Dayton of Minnesota, John Hickenlooper of Colorado,  Jay Inslee of Washington and Peter Shumlin of Vermont on priorities, issues, and successes. Moderated by Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President, The Aspen Institute.
Greenwald Pavilion, 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Fee: $20. Tickets on sale now at www.aspenshowtix.com.

Tuesday, July 16

Mercedes T. Bass Lecture
Reflections on Leadership: Einstein, Franklin & Jobs
Featuring Walter Isaacson, president and CEO, The Aspen Institute.
Greenwald Pavilion, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Fee: $20. Tickets on sale July 10 at www.aspenshowtix.com.

Wednesday, July 17

McCloskey Speaker Series
In collaboration with the Aspen Security Forum
Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder: The Air Force's Role in Securing the Nation
Featuring US Air Force Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. As Chief, Gen. Welsh serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training, and equipping of 690,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve, and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the General and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council, and to the President. Moderated by John King, CNN National Correspondent.
Greenwald Pavilion, 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Fee: $20. Tickets on sale now at www.aspenshowtix.com.  

July 25 6pm – 7pm:

McCloskey Speakers Series

Governors in Aspen: What’s Working at the State Level?
A conversation featuring with Governors Chris Christie of New Jersey, Pat McCrory of North Carolina,  Governor Michael Pence of Indiana, and Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin on their priorities, toughest challenges and successes.
This year's panel of governors will discuss important social issues affecting their communities.

August 2 4pm – 5pm

McCloskey Speakers Series: The Birth Of American Independence with History Scholar Joseph J. Ellis
This discussion will feature Joseph J. Ellis, one of the nation's leading scholars of American history. He will be featured in conversation with Walter Isaacson on the topic of his newest book, "Revolutionary Summer: The Birth of American Independence," released in June 2013. Ellis is the author of seven books, Ellis was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for "Founding Brothers: the Revolutionary Generation" and won the National Book Award for "American Sphinx," a biography of Thomas Jefferson.

August 6 4:30pm – 6pm

McCloskey Speaker Series: America's Fiscal Health with Former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
In collaboration with the Aspen Strategy Group and The Brookings Institution, this discussion will feature former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development Raj Shah, and other guests in a conversation moderated by Aspen Strategy Group Director Amb. Nicholas Burns

August 13 6:30pm – 7:30pm

McCloskey Speaker Series: A Conversation with International Economist Dambisa Moyo
Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an international economist and author. In 2009, Dambisa was named by TIME magazine as one of the ?100 Most Influential People in the World.? She is the author of The New York Times bestsellers "Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa," "How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead," and "Winner Take All: China?'s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World."

August 14th - 6pm to 7pm

Sen. John McCain of Arizona in conversation with Elliot Gerson, Executive Vice President, of the Aspen Institute.