Aspen Alumni Program

The Aspen Alumni Program offers a space for debate on current issues for the Alumni of the Aspen Seminars. The format of the sessions of this programme consists of dinner debates, which are held from 20.30h to 22.30h, with a moderator and a conversation around a text, classic or modern, literary or essayistic, which provides the framework for debate on the major issues of our society and our place in it. The first session, moderated by Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui, professor of Greek philology at the Complutense University of Madrid, revolved around Book XXIV of the Iliad. The reading chosen for the second session, which was moderated by Gaspar Atienza, partner in the Commercial Department at J&A Garrigues and Aspen España Fellow, was the play "The Dinner" by Jean Claude Brisville. The third session was again moderated by Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui, with the reading of "The Pelican", by Edith Wharton. This year, the program sessions were moderated by Salomé Santos, agricultural director of Azucarera and Aspen España Fellow, with the texts "The Zinc Boys" by Svetlana Alexievich, "Yesterday's World" by Stefan Zweig and "Why the last ten years of American life have been uniquely stupid" by Jonathan Haidt.

30 January 2024
7:30 pm
Concert Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía

Auditorio Sony