October 2019, Ronda, Spain.
The Aspen Institute Spain alumni seminar “Transatlantic Values at a Crossroads” took place in the Real Maestranza of Ronda on October 17-20, 2019. The seminar, organized in collaboration with The Aspen Institute (USA), was moderated by Todd Breyfogle, Managing Director of Executive Leadership Seminars at The Aspen Institute (USA). This edition featured a didactic solo piano concert for all Aspen fellows participants by Iñaki Sandoval.
The Aspen España seminar is based on readings of classical texts in political philosophy and Western literature and analyzes the values of an open society and the tensions inherent in the definition of such a society. This seminar brings together a group of distinguished leaders in a variety of sectors in civil society, offering a plural forum in which they can reflect and debate the current state of democracy and its future and with an eye to discerning enduring values and assessing their adequacy for the leadership challenges each of us faces today.
What is character? How is it developed? What are the internal resources that contribute to values-based leadership? How do we cultivate, share, and support a leadership culture—within organizations and in society at large—which emphasizes character?
Building upon the experience of the Aspen España Executive Seminar: Transatlantic Values at a Crossroads, the Leadership and Character Seminar probes the internal context of making leadership decisions and exploring the competing tensions that form our moral compass. Topics include moral courage, character and virtue, power and authority, identity and relationships, conscience, and vision. This seminar, moderated by Todd Breyfogle of the Aspen Institute US, is open to alumni of the Seminar on Transatlantic Values at a Crossroads.
More information: Aspen Institute Spain