About the Aspen Strategy Group The roots of the Aspen Strategy Group date back to the 1970s, when The Aspen Institute sponsored an annual conference for researchers associated with arms control projects at leading universities and think tanks. This conference series evolved into the Aspen Strategy Group to provide a body that also included legislators, government officials, industry representatives, and journalists. In 1984, the Aspen Strategy Group (ASG) was founded formally as a policy program of The Aspen Institute, concentrating on strategic relations and arms control issues, with particular emphasis on the U.S.-Soviet relationship. The Aspen Strategy Group has moved beyond its Cold War origins. It tackles both global and regional issues and has broadened its lens to give full regard to the economic, social, and transnational dimensions of the issues. The ASG is committed to identifying topics that provide appropriate assessments of American national interest while taking into account the way these interests have evolved in our pluralistic world. The group has incorporated this commitment into its mission. With new global trends defying traditional notions of international relations that dictated that actions of other nation states presented the greatest challenge to national security, events such as September 11 reinforced the need to address non-state actors and dangers that circumvent national borders. In this climate, the ASG shifted its emphasis toward such topics as international health crises, energy policy and the environment. The mission of the new ASG has developed into examinations of new foreign policy trends outside the Cold War dichotomies of friends and foes and toward transnational, or multifaceted issues blending traditionally foreign and domestic subjects. Recent sessions on global health and homeland security are good examples. The ASG unites different policy communities, whether mainstreaming global health issues with leaders used to more traditional perspectives on security or integrating domestic institutions with the older structures of national security. The group also brings these results to a wider audience, both the general public and students. Aspen Strategy Group ASG _9c1040c6-ec79-11df-8676-654d7a64ea2a Co-chaired by Brent Scowcroft and Joseph Nye, Jr., the Aspen Strategy Group draws on a membership of experts from diverse realms of policy and varying political orientation. A truly bipartisan body, the Group includes legislators, experts, journalists, policy practitioners, members of academia, and business leaders. Aspen Strategy Group members represent people with the kind of diversity and energy that can make headway in addressing new foreign policy challenges. The Aspen Strategy Group was conceived as a mediation forum during the Cold War, and 25 years later, it is still charting a vital course for bipartisan problem solving and dialogue in foreign policy. Brent Scowcroft Co-Chair Joseph Nye, Jr Co-Chair Jonathon Price Associate Director _9c1044c2-ec79-11df-8676-654d7a64ea2a The Aspen Strategy Group's mission is to provide a bipartisan forum to explore the preeminent foreign policy puzzles facing the United States. Its cross-disciplinary and high-level examination of policy strategies for addressing preeminent and emerging topics makes it crucially relevant to the American and global policy communities. _9c1045e4-ec79-11df-8676-654d7a64ea2a Insights Distill insights to help American policymakers learn from experts, while helping the experts understand what questions trouble policymakers. _9c1046de-ec79-11df-8676-654d7a64ea2a Through its workshops, briefings and publications, the ASG's distilled insights help American policymakers learn from experts, while helping the experts understand what questions trouble policymakers. No other group conducts this dialogue in the sustained depth that we achieve in our summer workshops, and with such outstanding participants from both sides of the expert-policymaker divide. Workshops Conduct workshops _9c10477e-ec79-11df-8676-654d7a64ea2a 1 15f01fd9-687f-4166-8ed7-3f61053778f2 1b4ee4d2-5c34-4de6-8732-bbc7fcde9b66 Briefings Conduct briefings _9c104832-ec79-11df-8676-654d7a64ea2a 2 099f4841-0839-4c69-b739-94320a4579a7 6df2746f-05a7-4c53-bddd-facbe0276380 Publications Issue publications _9c1048e6-ec79-11df-8676-654d7a64ea2a 3 6f4094be-1a0b-40a7-8a72-2f6412627318 598c333b-04df-45f9-9c2f-d3d1ff7209ba 2010-11-09 http://www.aspeninstitute.org/policy-work/aspen-strategy-group/about-aspen-strategy-group Owen Ambur Owen.Ambur@verizon.net Submit error.