McCloskey Speaker Series heats up

Two events as part of the McCloskey Speaker Series are set this week in Aspen.

From 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Paepcke Auditorium, Bill Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management and author of the bestseller “Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice,” will discuss his new book, “Freezing Order,” with Ray Suarez, host of World Affairs on KQED 88.5 FM. Browder’s new book chronicles his work exposing the vast Russian money laundering scheme that him made an enemy of Putin and prompted Russia’s intervention in the 2016 US presidential election.

From 5-6 p.m. Thursday at Paepcke Auditorium, New Yorker cartoon editor Emma Allen is in conversation with Artnet Newnational art critic Ben Davis. Since Allen’s tenure began as The New Yorker’s fourth-ever cartoon editor in 2017, she has brought in a multitude of new voices. Allen and Davis will discuss the many shifts in those fields from taste and style to following the lightning-speed news cycle.

The McCloskey Speaker Series is part of the Aspen Institute’s summer programming. For more information on Aspen Community Programs events, visit, email, or call the information hotline at 970-544-7970.


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