In under five years the Aspen Institute in the UK has grown tremendously.
We started out in 2019 with a clear mission: to inspire people to build a better society.
We knew that better dialogue is key to repairing political, social and cultural divisions. But in the midst of a pandemic – with isolation and polarisation at an all-time high – we also knew this would be a challenge.
So, we started by bringing people together virtually to explore interesting topics in our public webinars, showcasing the power of dialogue and a diversity of perspectives to drive positive change.
In the summer of 2022 we launched our Rising Leaders Fellowship, putting leaders at the heart of our work to bridge the UK’s political, social and cultural divides.
Almost two years on and we’ve welcomed more than 250 young people onto our Rising Leaders Fellowship, supporting leaders across the UK and bringing together individuals from different backgrounds, communities, and professions.
Simultaneously, our in-person Executive Seminars have offered a space for more senior leaders to invest in their leadership skills and explore different ideas with other influential leaders they would never usually interact with.
Plus, we’ve continued our public engagement work, exploring critical issues at our in-person and online events, and on our Aspen UK podcast. In our mission to promote constructive dialogue, we’ve hosted a range of thought-provoking conversations – from rethinking refugee integration to discussing climate solutions and international diplomacy.
Our biggest event so far – the Aspen UK Annual Meeting 2023 – took place at the US Embassy and paid tribute to our hard work over the years and the sheer calibre and diversity of the network we have created at Aspen UK.
And now in 2024 we are sharing a number of new ways that you can get involved with Aspen UK. This includes individual membership packages – Rising Leader Members, Aspen Fellows and Council Members – as well as corporate partnership packages. We are doing so to grow the impact of what we do. We are creating a community of leaders who are more aware of their own values, more tolerant of others’ perspectives, and more inspired to drive positive change.
For the month of February 2024 we’re thrilled to be able to offer a 10% discount on our new packages.
To claim your 10% discount on a Corporate Partnership package please reach out to Penny Richards, Aspen UK CEO, at [email protected]. We look forward to sharing more about what these bespoke packages include over the coming weeks.
We’re so excited to see where this next chapter takes us. And we’d love to take you along with us. Whether you’ve been with us from the start, or you’ve just come across our work, we welcome you warmly to join our mission.