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Lots on tap at Aspen Institute this week

Staff report

The Aspen Institute will play host to a number of talks this week featuring prominent people in their fields.

This week's schedule is as follows:

Today, 5:30 p.m., Paepcke Auditorium — The Sandra Day O'Connor Conversation Series will have a conversation with Evan Thomas in collaboration with the Justice & Society Program. Thomas is a journalist, historian and author who is currently working on a biography of O'Connor.

Tickets are $25 and available at http://www.aspenshowtix.com.

• Wednesday, 4 p.m., Greenwald Pavilion — The McCloskey Speaker Series will present "Reimagining How Cities Thrive" featuring Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti in conversation with Aspen Institute President and CEO Dan Porterfield. Garcetti will discuss the lessons he has learned from running the second-largest city in the country.

Tickets are $25 and available at http://www.aspenshowtix.com.

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• Thursday, 5:30 p.m., Paepcke Auditorium — The Murdock Mind, Body, Spirit Series will hold "Thinking Like a Child: What Children Can Teach Adults About Creativity" with speaker Alison Gopnik, professor of psychology and philosophy at the University of California at Berkeley, and author of "The Scientist in the Crib," "The Philosophical Baby," and "The Gardener and the Carpenter."

Tickets are $25 and go on sale Thursday at http://www.aspen showtix.com.

• Saturday, 5 p.m., Doerr-Hosier Center — The Hurst Lecture Series will present "Next Energy Economy: A Reality Based Discussion on the Future of Energy" in collaboration with the Energy and Environment Program.

Panelists will include Ernest Moniz, Energy Futures Initiative CEO and former secretary of energy; Mary Nichols, California Air Resources board chair; and Andy Karsner, Emerson Collective managing partner and space cowboy at X–The Moonshot Factory. The panelists will discuss the policy, technology and market solutions needed to transition the energy economy to a low-carbon future.

Tickets are $25 and go on sale Saturday at http://www.aspen showtix.com.

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