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Aspen Ideas Festival Roundup – June 28

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Today was filled with more thought-provoking sessions on science, energy, the changing world of news, empowerment of women and more.

Tomorrow morning, Stephen J. Adler will interview AARP CEO Barry Rand in a session titled “The Age of Possibility,” exploring the opportunities and challenges we’ll face as we approach a time when the number of people 65 and over will outnumber children 15 and under for the first time in history.

Later in the day, Reuters digital editor Chrystia Freeland will lead a panel discussion called “Master of Debate: Is America Suffering from an Entitlement Epidemic?” The panel will explore the corrosive effect of entitlements on character, and will discuss the impact of American entitlement growth.

And on Sunday, Scott McCleskey, global head of regulatory intelligence for our Financial & Risk business, will moderate a Knowledge Exchange session called “Trust as the Currency of the New Economy,” underwritten by Thomson Reuters. The panel will discuss how trust and “reputational capital” are foundational to restoring the role – and regard – of the financial sector in the New Economy globally.

Aspen Ideas Festival Roundup – June 27

Today was filled with sessions that explored important and complex topics such as science, the arts, the Republican party, the Middle East, religious pluralism and energy.

In tonight’s session, “Where does Obama Go From Here?” Chrystia Freeland, Reuters digital editor, will join the conversation with other top journalists to discuss the president’s ambitious and complex agenda.

Tomorrow morning, Reuters president and editor-in-chief Stephen J. Adler will join a Knowledge Exchange session underwritten by Thomson Reuters called “You, the Worldwide Leader in News.” Adler will be joined by Alexis Ohanian, Ezra Klein, Steve Clemons and Reena Ninan to discuss new research by Thomson Reuters that has uncovered important insights on how today’s professional is operating in a transformative age.

Monique Villa, CEO of the Thomson Reuters Foundation, will provide her insight and expertise later in the morning as she moderates a paneled discussion, “Women and the Arab Revolutions: Have They Been Helped or Hurt?”

Chris Kibarian, president of our Intellectual Property & Science business, will join the renewable energy conversation by moderating a Knowledge Exchange session titled “Powering Tomorrow” that will showcase a perspective on global warming’s impact on the environment and projected future ramifications.

For a full listing of sessions, click here.

Thomson Reuters at the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen overview

Our leaders will once again participate in the influential conversations taking place at this year’s Aspen Ideas Festival, which will be held June 26 – July 3. We’re honored to be partnering with the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic for the sixth year to underwrite this unique gathering.

The Aspen Ideas Festival, now in its ninth year, assembles some of the world’s most influential thinkers and leaders to discuss their work and the issues that inspire them. This year’s Festival will explore a wide range of topics and issues, including:

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Newsmaker: Mark Carney on challenges to the economy

Thomson Reuters Digital Editor Chrystia Freeland speaks with Mark Carney, incoming governor at the Bank of England, about the challenges he’ll face at the central bank and his outlook for Europe.

If you don’t want to watch the entire Newsmaker, here are a selection of clips: (more…)

Financial crisis talk puts consumer confidence at risk

Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan sees improvement in the banking sector but cautions that debate over a financial crisis threatens consumer spending. He speaks with Chrystia Freeland, Thomson Reuters Consumer News editor.

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Reuters: A Way Forward – The Davos Issue

Reuters Magazine

Last year, the inaugural issue of Reuters Magazine published to coincide with the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. After its success and the success of its follow-up last summer at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Reuters is once again returning to Davos with a third issue: Reuters: A Way Forward, which will be distributed free to attendees at the event and is available to everyone for free download onto desktop and mobile devices from

Since the world economic system fell off a ledge in 2008, recovery has been patchy and slow, and finding a way forward has been a challenge.  “Tackling that challenge is what Reuters and its parent, Thomson Reuters, do every day: harnessing information of all kinds from all places to help people make more intelligent decisions,” writes Reuters Editor in Chief Stephen J. Adler in his editor’s letter.  He adds, “and that’s what we attempt to do in this issue of Reuters: A Way Forward.”

Here, among the magazine’s original articles and features: (more…)

5 things to know about Davos 2013


Get ready for Davos, the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, held in Davos, Switzerland over January 23 – 27. 

This year’s theme “Resilient Dynamism” explores how we can catalyse and facilitate global, regional and industry transformation to improve the state of the world. As a strategic sponsor, we’ll be both covering and participating in the event with leaders from around the globe, including our own CEO Jim Smith, British Prime Minister David Cameron and UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

David Craig, Chris Perry, Shanker Ramamurthy, and Susan Taylor Martin will also be there to meet with clients and business leaders.

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Newsmaker: 2013 predictions for politics and the economy

Will China’s rise lead to the end of capitalism? Will armies of robots replace the world’s workforce? And will China be able to block Facebook and Google forever? Risk expert Ian Bremmer and Dr. Doom, Nouriel Roubini give their 2013 predictions for politics and the economy to Reuters Digital Editor Chrystia Freeland.

Reuters TV launches new program – Impact Players

Reuters TV recently announced that it will be launching a new show called Impact Players this Thursday. The show will be hosted by Robert Wolf, the veteran Wall Street executive and “outside” advisor to President Obama. Impact Players will air weekly on the Reuters TV channel on YouTube and will also be available to Thomson Reuters professional clients around the world. It will include interviews with top policy makers, financiers and thought leaders and it will explore the major concerns surrounding the biggest stories in the news and examine the ways Wolf and his guests address key issues, solve problems and lay out strategies.

In the video below, the former CEO of UBS Americas discusses his new show and how he will have frank conversations with leaders in the business, sports and entertainment worlds. The 28-year Wall Street veteran will draw on his experience during the financial crisis, as well as his experience navigating world events that rapidly change the way executives work. (more…)

Euro Zone Headed For Chaotic Breakup

Economist Simon Johnson calls the collapse of the euro zone inevitable and suggests that the Federal Reserve suspend the distribution of capital to the too-big-to-fail banks as an insurance policy against the fallout.

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