The ASG Weekly Leaf: 10/30/21
Updated: Nov 30, 2021
The 12th Annual Aspen Security Forum
November 2-4 | Washington, D.C.
A Conversation with Condoleezza Rice
Former U.S. Secretary of State
Moderated by Margaret Brennan
Host, Face the Nation, CBS News
Building a More Resilient Global Supply Chain
Representative for Michigan's 8th Congressional District
Representative for Texas' 10th Congressional District
Corporate VP and Chief Government Affairs Officer, Intel
Chester "Chip" Davis, Jr.
President and CEO, Healthcare Distribution Alliance
Moderated by Anja Manuel
Director, Aspen Strategy Group
A Conversation with Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
Moderated by David Sanger
White House and National Security Correspondent,
The New York Times
...and many more.
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This Week’s Content Highlights
Features from Aspen Strategy Group Members
Madeleine Albright in Foreign Affairs: “The Coming Democratic Revival”
Nicholas Burns’ statement before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Chris Coons on Fox News: “Coons Vows Biden Won't Attend Glasgow Climate Conference 'Empty-Handed'”
David Ignatius in The Washington Post: “The State Department Gets Serious About The Global Technology Race”
Anja Manuel quoted by NBC News: “Biden Carries Trump's Hard Line Toward Beijing to Coming Summits”
Penny Pritzker and Wally Adeyemo on Yahoo Finance: "How the U.S. Can Finally Close the Cyber Workforce Gap"
David Sanger in The New York Times: “Ignoring Sanctions, Russia Renews Broad Cybersurveillance Operation”
Dan Sullivan spoke at the International Republican Institute’s 2021 Freedom Award Celebration
David Rubenstein interviewed General Mark MIlley for The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations
Rising Leaders in the News
"It is up to policymakers in Washington, Tokyo, Canberra, and Delhi to deliver tangible results for the future on critical issues, including standards setting, 5G, AI, QIS, and the role of technology in free societies."
Read ASG Rising Leader Erik Jacobs' latest piece on Japan Forward, "Quad Initiatives Must Ensure Totalitarian Tech Does Not Dominate Next-Gen Standards."
Tweet of the Week
Things to Know
Content Relevant to Aspen Security Forum Discussions
Sadanand Dhume in The Wall Street Journal: “India Bets Big on Free-Market Reform”
Georgi Kantchev and Stu Woo in The Wall Street Journal: “Taiwan Gains Favor in Europe’s East, Angering China”
Nick Schifrin interviews Zalmay Khalilzad for PBS NewsHour: "Former U.S. Diplomat Who Spent Decades Working on Afghanistan Discusses Deal with Taliban"
Elissa Slotkin on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson: “After Cuts to Federal Spending Plan, Slotkin Says She’s Focused on Broadband, EV Infrastructure”
Gayle Smith on NPR’s Morning Edition: “Biden Balances Vaccinating Americans and Donating Vaccines Globally”
Book of the Week
By Arthur Brooks
“Battered by partisan rancor and caustic public discourse, America is tearing at the seams. Across the political spectrum, we are told by divisive leaders that our ideological opponents are worthless. And as both history and leading social science show, the consequences of this growing culture of contempt are calamitous and lasting. Without a solution, this will destroy America from within….
Deeply moral and empirically grounded, Love Your Enemies is a prediction of the future, an appeal to America's better angels, and a roadmap to political victory. Further, Brooks' work reveals in a very practical way how each of us can be a force for unity--in our families, in our communities, and in a country desperate to free itself from the culture of contempt.”
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