People

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A.Wess Mitchell

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Adam Balcer

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Adam Černý

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Adam Leszczyński

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Adam Malczak

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Adam Podhola

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Adam Švejda

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Adam Vojtěch

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Agata Etmanowicz

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Agata Wacławik-Wejman

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Ahto Lobjakas

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Albert Černý

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Alberto Fronticelli

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Aleksander Kaczorowski

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Aleksander Kaczorowski and Robert Schuster

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Aleš Debeljak

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Aleš Michl

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Alessio Colonnelli

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Alexander Braun

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Alexander Duleba

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Alexander J. Motyl

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Alexander Motyl

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Alina Mungiu-Pippidi

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Anca Elena Mihalache

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András Jenei

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Andrej Nosko

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Andrew Sayer

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Andrew Wilson

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Aneta Biernat

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Anis H. Bajrektarevic

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Ann Markusen

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Anna Sosnowska

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Anne Gadwa Nicodemus

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Anton Barbashin

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Anton Shekhovtsov

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Antónia Mészáros

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Anya Margaret Baum

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Ari Vatanen

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Artur Domosławski

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Attila Holoda

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Aviezer Tucker

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Balázs Dénes

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Balázs Váradi

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Bálint Magyar

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Barbora Půlpánová

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Bartłomiej E. Nowak

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Benjamin Cunningham

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Bob Kartous

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Bogdan Góralczyk

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Bohdan Bláhovec

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Božidar Jezernik

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Branislav Kleskeň

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Brendan Peter Simms

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Brendan Simms

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Bulcsú Hunyadi

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Charles Grant

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Colin Crouch

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Cyril Svoboda

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Dan Jerker B Svantesson

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Dana Pavlychko

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Dana Tomášková

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Dang Ly

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Daniel Braun

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Dániel G. Szabó

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Dániel Mráz

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Dariusz Kałan

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David Goodhart

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David Hofman

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David Kašpar

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David Špinar

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Denisa Horváthová

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Dita Charanzová

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Dita Přikrylová

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Dominika Matarazzo

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Dominika Sztuka

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Dominique Moisi

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Edwin Bendyk

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Emil Tsenkov

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Emma Smetana

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Eva Maurina

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Fatos Lubonja

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Filip Memches

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Filip Noubel

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Filip Rožánek

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Filip Šváb

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Fonna Forman

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François Godement

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Frank Furedi

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Goce Smilevski

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Grażyna Kacprowicz

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Grzegorz Kostrzewa-Zorbas

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Grzegorz Piątek

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Grzegorz Pytel

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Guy Standing

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György Schöpflin

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Hans Kundnani

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Hynek Růžička

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Iannis Carras

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Igor Gut

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Igor Liski

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Ilya Gerasimov

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Inez Krautmannová

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Irena Závadová

“Aspen was always able to assemble differently minded people from various fields of activity: politicians, artists, athletes, scientists, innovators, volunteers and businessmen. I believe that this capability will also significantly contribute to the development of a liberal and democratic society not only in Europe. ”

Ivan Hodáč

President & Founder

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Ivan Krastev

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Ivaylo Ditchev

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Jacquelline Fuller

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Jacques Rupnik and Gilles Kepel

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Jacques Sapir

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Jadwiga Rogoża

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Jakub Dymek

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Jakub Hlávka

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Jakub Kokoszka

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Jakub Kulhánek

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Jakub Majmurek

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Jakub Rákosník

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Jakub Wiśniewski

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James Bartholomeusz

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Jan Brábek

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Jan Bureš

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Jan Farský

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Jan Fingerland

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Jan Hamáček

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Jan Jireš

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Jan Klesla

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Jan Lukačevič

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Jan Macháček

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Jan Muś

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Jan Pirk

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Jan Sowa

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Jan Vevera

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Jan Zahradil

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Jan Ženatý

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Jan-Werner Müller

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Janis Berzinš

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Jaroslav Hrytsak

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Jean-Luc Gréau

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Jenda Žáček

Communication & PR Manager

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Jerzy Hausner

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Jerzy Jarniewicz

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Jiří Havelka

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Jiří Mádl

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Jiří Pehe

“I strongly believe that ideas matter. I am glad that since 2012 the Aspen Institute – as a proven platform where ideas and people meet – has been active also in Central Europe. Aspen Institute Central Europe has created a visible footprint in formation of value-based leadership and promotion of innovative approach to policy making. ”

Jiří Schneider

Executive Director

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Jiří Sulženko

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Jiri Valenta with Leni Friedman Valenta

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Jitka Schmiedová

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Joanna Konieczna-Sałamatin

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Joanna Nawrocka

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John Christensen

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John Psaropoulos

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John Springford

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John Wyles

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Jolana Mungengová

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José Ignacio Torreblanca

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Josef Mlejnek jr

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Judita Urbánková

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Judith Barbara Horváth

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Juraj Bóna

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K. Ali Akkemik

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Kai-Olaf Lang

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Kamila Rychecká

Office Manager

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Karolína Chloubová

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Karolina Šrámková

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Katarína Hazuchová

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Katarína Kakalíková

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Katarzyna Szajewska

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Kateřina Hendrychová

Program Manager

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Kateřina Kozlová

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Katerina Šafaříková

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Kateřina Střelcová

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Kateřina Vacková

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Katharina Bluhm

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Kenneth R. Weinstein

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Kerem Öktem

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Kim Chang-beom

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Klára Lorencová

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Klára Sommerová

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Konrad Niklewicz

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Kornel Koronowski

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Kornélia Magyar

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Kristóf Gyódi

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Krisztián Szabados

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Krystyna Iglicka

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Krzysztof Czyżewski

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Krzysztof Jasiecki

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Krzysztof Nawratek

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Ladislav Angelovič

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Ladislav Frühauf

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Laima Vince

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Lenka Hanzlíková

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Leokadia Oręziak

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Leonidas Donskis

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Leszek Engelking

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Leszek Jazdzewski

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Leszek Jażdżewski

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Levente Polyák

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Libor Matura

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Ľubica Karvašová

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Luboš Palata

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Luca Anceschi

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Lucie Noswitz

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Lucie Rytířová

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Lucie Strolená

Program Manager

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Lukáš Kovanda

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Łukasz Grzesiczak

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Luuk van Middelaar

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Maciej Kisilowski

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Maciej Kuziemski

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Maciej Nowicki

“I am honoured and proud of Aspen’s tremendous success by training new leaders, developing new ideas and forming new connections. Aspen CE is a true region-wide platform promoting civil discourse and informed discussion, something we so desperately need in this day and age. ”

Madeleine Albright

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Maksim Dzyuba

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Małgorzata Bonikowska

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Małgorzata Fidelis

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Malgorzata Kaluzynska

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Marcin Kaczmarski

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Marek A. Cichocki

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Marek Cichocki

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Marek Dvořák

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Marek Procházka

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Marek Sacha

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Marek W. Kozak

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Maria Staszkiewicz

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Mária Vásárhelyi

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Marián Zachar

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Marie Kieslowski

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Marie Salomonová

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Mario Kubaš

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Marius Ivaškevičius

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Mariusz Szczygieł

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Markéta Adamová

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Maroš Šefčovič

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Marta Frišová

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Marta Poślad

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Martin Bursík

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Martin Ehala

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Martin Ehl

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Martin Frko

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Martin M. Šimečka

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Martin Pekáček

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Martin Tsanov

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Márton Gulyás

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Márton Hajdu

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Martyna Majchrzak

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Martyna Weronika Kuna

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Máté Hegedűs

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Matěj Petrásek

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Mateusz Gniazdowski

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Matúš Vallo

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Maxim Trudolyubov

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Meng (Martina) Teng Shi

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Michael Žantovský

Vice President

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Michaela Mixová

““The European Future really depends on the new ideas and views. Especially in the Central Europe we need to generate the new understanding of the challenges and objectives. Aspen Institute Central Europe can help us, can be a great platform for exchanging views and establishing the creative inspirations.” ”

Michal Boni

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Michal Broža

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Michal Fašina

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Michal Hvorecký

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Michal Hvorecký

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Michal Kadera

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Michal Koczalski

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Michal Kořan

Deputy Executive Director

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Michał Lubina

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Michal Martinko

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Michal Mižigár

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Michal Šimečka

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Michal Vašečka

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Michał Woch

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Mikuláš Dzurinda

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Milan Vašina

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Miloš Kriššák

“Participation in the Aspen Young Leaders Program surprisingly helped me to calm down. I gained perspective and learned to prioritize better. Thanks to that, I am more focused at my work and I feel stronger than before. ”

Mimi Hoang Lan Nguyen

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Miro Mráz

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Miroslav Bárta

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Mitat Çelikpala

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Mojmír Hampl

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Monika Mašková

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Monika Ptáčníková

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Monika Rosa

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Mykola Riabczuk

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Natalia Sosin

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Natalie A. Jaresco

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Nelly Bekus

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Nikita Poljakov

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Norbert Kurilla

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Oana Popescu

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Olena Babakova

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Olena Sotnyk

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Olesya Zhulynska

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Oľga Gyárfášová

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Ondřej Juřík

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Ondřej Klimeš

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Ondřej Malý

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Ondrej Sočuvka

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Ondřej Zapletal

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Pankaj Mishra

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Patricia Neupauerová

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Patrik Tjokorda

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Patrycja Pustkowiak

““The change from being Prague based to the wider area of Central and Eastern Europe represents a wonderful opportunity for The Aspen Institute, both in terms of communicating the principles which the Institute stands for, and in gaining a closer understanding of a complex and diverse region. At the same time it represents a great opportunity for the Central and Eastern European people. With their turbulent history and multiple cultures, the countries in the ‘New Europe’ region are in a constant state of change, often facing great difficulties while moving forwards towards a brave new future. By creating a platform for an open-minded dialogue between people in the wider region, the Institute will actively encourage growth in understanding and appreciation of one another and of shared values, while transcending party politics and reaching common ground for the improvement of all.” ”

Paul Kaye

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Paulina Milewska

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Pavel Fischer

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Pavel Hadrbolec

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Pavel Heczko

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Pavel Kalouš

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Pavel Kavánek

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Pavel Kysilka

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Pavel Máša

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Pavel P. Novotný

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Pavel Řehák

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Pavlína Louženská

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Paweł Kowal

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Paweł Marczewski

“More than 60 years ago, American businessman and philanthropist, Walter Paepcke, founded what would become one of the most respected platforms in the world for truly non-partisan dialogue addressing critical issues facing civil society. ”

Pepper de Callier

Chair of Supervisory Board & Founder

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Peter Birčák

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Peter Bročka

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Peter Heil

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Peter Jukes

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Peter Kolossa

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Péter Krekó

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Peter Pomerantsev

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Peter Šťastný

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Peter Stračár

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Peter Szabó

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Petr Ducháček

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Petr Flégl

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Petr Herzmann

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Petr Jonák

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Petr Ondráček

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Petr Pithart

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Petr Sadílek

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Petr Suška

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Petr Torák

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Petr Vizina

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Petr Winkler

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Petr Zahradník

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Philipp Staab

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Philippe Legrain

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Piotr Buras

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Piotr Kofta

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Piotr Markiewicz

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Piotr Podsiadło

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Przemysław Wielgosz

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Radek Laci

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Radek Schovánek

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Radek Špicar

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Radek Špicar

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Radka Dohnalová

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Rafał Woś

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Richard Pipes

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Robert Cooper

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Robert Schuster

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Roman Joch

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Ronald G. Asch

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Rusłan Stefanov

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Sasha Bezuhanova

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Sergiusz Najar

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Shervin Nekuee

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Simone Kraus

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Sir Robert Cooper

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Sir Robert Francis Cooper

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Stanislav Schneidr

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Štefan Füle

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Stefan Zgliczyński

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Szilárd Teczár

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Tamar Newberger

“Aspen is for me the possibility to meet people, who think in a similar, or absolute different way, than me. ”

Tamara Bobáková

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Tania le Moigne

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Tatiana Zhurzhenko

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Teddy Cruz

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Tereza Jurečková

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Timothy Snyder

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Tomáš Čupr

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Tomáš Holub

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Tomáš Hülle

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Tomáš Klvaňa

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Tomáš Klvaňa

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Tomas Němeček

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Tomáš Nídr

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Tomáš Raděj

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Tomáš Řehák

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Tomáš Rektor

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Tomáš Ryšavý

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Tomáš Šabatka

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Tomáš Wiedermann

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Tomáš Zahradníček

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Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse

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Tomasz Maćkowiak

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Tomasz Stawiszyński

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Toomas Hendrik Ilves

““My sincerest gratitude goes as well to the Aspen Institute. You provide open debates and rich analysis while advancing regional cooperation in Central Eastern Europe.” ”

Toomas Hendrik Ilves

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Ulrike Guérot

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Václav Burian

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Václav Kopecký

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Václav Nekvapil

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Václav Pecha

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Václav Sochor

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Václav Žák

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Veronika Pavlíková Klindová

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Veronika Tuckerova

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Vít Masare

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Vít Rakušan

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Vivian Wu

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Vladimir Gligorov

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Vladimír Vaňo

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Vladislav Inozemtsev

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Vlastimil Plch

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Vytis Jurkonis

“From the stimulation of the Ideas Festival, to the projects conceived at the Resnick Aspen Action Forum, to deep policy studies done at our roundtables, the Aspen Institute brings together people with different outlooks to search for common ground and make the world a better place. ”

Walter Isaacson

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Walter Isaacson

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Witold Gadomski

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Wojciech Konończuk

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Wojciech Przybylski

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Wojciech Przybylski

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Wojciech Stanislawski

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Xin Zhang

“When I was invited to join the Aspen network, it was one of the turning points of my life. I learned to know a lot of different kinds of people with very similar struggles, and I imagined better what I want to achieve in my life. ”

Yemi A.D.

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Yulia Zhuchkova

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Zbigniew Czachór

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Zdeněk Kudrna

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Zoltán Somogyi

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Zora Jaurová

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Zora Jaurová

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Zsuzsanna Szelényi

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Zuzana Bahulová

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Zuzana Roithová

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Zuzana Vikarská

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Zuzanna Lewandowska

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Žygimantas Mauricas