Forum Futures 2006

Forum Futures 2006 is a compilation of summaries of the papers presented and discussed at the Forum’s 2005 Aspen Symposium. Papers address topics such as improving America’s strategic position; innovative teaching and new learning environments; and colleges’ and universities’ roles in their local and global communities. Scholars include Wesley Clark, who considers the challenges and prospects for American higher education in a global era; Jeffrey Sachs, who suggests how universities can help reduce poverty; Robert Shiller, who outlines a new financial order that minimizes risk to individuals; and Steven Pinker, who discusses how scientific advances are affecting long-held views of human nature.