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Making space for research and industry. Rediscovering the universe: new resource

Turin, October 4, 2016

Participants at this Aspen Junior Fellows Conference characterized the current era as a time of change for space exploration, with humanity’s presence off-planet... Read more >>

Guido Castelli, Francesca Casadio and Fabio Capello

Conference for the Italian talent abroad group  - Rome, September 25-26, 2016

The starting premise of debate at this National Interest event was that cities are the place where the future of humanity is set to play out, not just because – for the first time in history... Read more >>

Andrea Cabrini, Simonetta Di Pippo, Mauro Moretti, Sefania Giannini, Roberto Bat

Aspenia Talks - Rome, September 20, 2016

The starting premise of discussions at this talk-debate session was that developments in the space sector are reshaping geopolitical ties and generating new economic opportunities – two closely interwoven aspects. It was observed that geopolitics... Read more >>

Jakob van Zyl

Jakob van Zyl, Aspenia Talks - Rome, September 20, 2016

Digital technology, robotic innovations and artificial intelligence. These are the pillars upon which man’s age old dream to conquer Mars – and other planets – rest. They continue to motivate those yet determined to meet this difficult challenge. Europe is actively involved on this new frontier today, and works alongside the American space agency... Watch the video >>

Fanatic Studio/AGF

Smart cities are urban systems in which digital technologies yield better public services for citizens, a more efficient use of resources and a lower environmental impact. A smart city is a place where traditional networks... Read more >>

Aspen Institute Italia Award

Italian Embassy in Washington

In keeping with its ongoing commitment towards cultivating an internationalized leadership and to fostering transatlantic relations, Aspen Institute Italia hereby invites entries for the second “Award for scientific research and collaboration between Italy and the United States”, to be adjudicated in 2017... Read more >>


There seems to be a fairly clear consensus in the wake of the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on September 26 that her greater experience and preparation paid off. But... Read the article on Aspenia online >>


This article was originally published in Aspen Journal of Ideas on August 15. It can also be found on the Aspen Institute website... Read the article on Aspenia online >>