Aspen Institute

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FounderWalter Paepcke
Headquarters1 Dupont Circle NW Suite #700
Type• Research institute
• think tank
Subgroups• Aspen Institute Italia
• Aspen Institute Germany
• Institut Aspen France
• Aspen Strategy Group
Sponsored byBill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, ClimateWorks, Democracy Fund, Ford Foundation, Koch family foundations, Lumina Foundation, Omidyar Network, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
SubpageAspen Institute/New Voices Fellowship

A highly funded (almost $100M) think tank stacked with establishment insiders.


The group is funded by foundations such as the Carnegie Corporation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Gates Foundation, the Lumina Foundation and the Ford Foundation.

Aspen Strategy Group

In 2013: The executive director was David M. Rowe. The co-chairs were: Joseph Nye, Brent Scowcroft.

Other members were Graham Allison,  Richard Armitage,  Dick Cheney,  David Gergen,  Al Gore,  Condoleezza Rice,  William Webster,  Paul Wolfowitz,  James Woolsey,  Robert Zoellick,  Madeleine Albright,  Eliot Cohen,  John Deutch,  Dianne Feinstein,  Robert Gates,  Richard Haass,  Chuck Hagel,  Robert Kagan,  William Kristol,  Sam Nunn,  Thomas O'Gara,  John Podesta,  Strobe Talbott,  William Perry,  Dov Zakheim,  Philip Zelikow.

Aspen Security Forum

Speakers at the Aspen Security Forum:[1]: Michael Chertoff,  Stephen Hadley,  Dennis Blair,  Michael Hayden,  Cofer Black,  Gilles de Kerchove,  Robert Gallucci,  Richard Ben-Veniste,  Brian Michael Jenkins,  Janet Napolitano,  David Cohen,  John Negroponte,  Raymond Kelly. The moderators were Wolf Blitzer, John King, Michael Isikoff, and Maurice Sonnenberg is also involved.



Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationVery influential and rich foundation established to take leadership of global health.
Carnegie CorporationEstablished by Andrew Carnegie in 1911, with large grants especially to form the education sector. Lots of grants to "security" think tanks too.
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
ClimateWorksLarge funder of projects intended to steer public opinion and take control over all government policy under the pretext of fighting climate change. Part of "a blob" of similar very wealthy interconnected foundations with opaque structures. Backers include Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg.
Democracy FundFinances numerous organizations as part of effort to control the narrative. Founded by Pierre Omidyar in 2011.
Ford FoundationIn addition to its own billionaire agenda, also known to have been $$$ middleman for covert CIA funding.
Koch family foundationsControlled by the billionaire Koch brothers, who finance the 'right' in US politics when they say the right things.
Lumina Foundation
Omidyar NetworkFoundation owned by the the deep state-connected billionaire Pierre Omidyar, financing preferred NGOs
Rockefeller Brothers FundRockefeller family "philanthropic" fund. One of the CIA's favorite cut-outs during the Cold War.
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