About The Aspen Institute

If you're attending one of many seminars at the Aspen Institute you really should have your thinking cap on. The Aspen Institute is an international think tank providing a place to exchange ideas about leadership and contemporary issues. The not-for-profit organization holds seminars, programs, and conferences emphasizing a nonpartisan and non-ideological setting. Equity in public education, ethical leadership practices, and global security are among the issues the institute has addressed. It is primarily funded by corporate, individual, and foundation donations. The Aspen Institute was founded in 1950 by Chicago businessman and philanthropist Walter Paepcke.

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The Aspen Institute

1 Dupont Cir Nw Ste 700
Washington, DC 20036-1133
Phone: 1 (202) 736-5800
Fax: 1 (202) 467-0790


  • Employer Type: Private Non Profit
  • Managing Director of Communications and Public Affairs: Matt Connolly
  • Executive Vice President: Rajiv Vinnakota
  • Executive Vice President: Carolyn Zelikow
  • Employees: 300

Major Office Locations

  • Washington, DC

Other Locations

  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • Aspen, CO
  • Queenstown, MD
  • New York, NY