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The Aspen Institute focuses on fostering a free, just, and equitable society through various thought leadership and policy-shaping initiatives. It offers conferences, leadership programs, seminars, and media resources aimed at addressing global and domestic challenges and promoting civic engagement. The organization primarily serves sectors such as public policy, education, and global leadership development. It was founded in 1950 and is based in Washington, DC.

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2300 N Street NW Suite 700

Washington, DC, 20037,

United States



Latest Aspen Institute News

China set to pass US on research and development spending by 2025

Jul 16, 2021

China’s spending on research and development is on track to exceed the United States by 2025, according to new research.Meanwhile, the US has greatly underinvested in science and innovation, possibly impairing people’s standards of living, health, national competitiveness and capacity to respond to crises, the paper from the Aspen Institute, a Washington think tank, said.“If China implements its current five-year plan, it will soon exceed the United States in total R&D expenditure,” author…

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