Aspen Institute

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The Aspen Institute is a think tank founded in 1950 by businessman Walter Paepcke in Aspen, Colorado.


The Aspen Institute organizes lectures on the preferred topics currently in vogue among neocon circles: relationship between Islam and terror, Iran and nuclear weapons, etc.


The Aspen Institute also has funded travel by US policy makers to conferences, events, where neocons propound their policy wishes. Several US Congressmen have been sponsored to attend conferences on "terror" and related topics.[1]




  • John P Mascotte is a Trustee Emeritus of The Aspen Institute[3].
  • Vin Weber - Chief Executive Officer of lobbying firm Clark & Weinstock is on the Board of the Aspen Institute (where he serves on the Institute’s Middle East Strategy Group)[4].

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  1. Kimberly Geiger, Chronicle Washington Bureau Steep drop in travel spending after congressional scandals, $1.34 million this year, down from $3.9 million in 2003, Sunday, October 15, 2006 San Francisco Chronicle
  2. The Aspen Institute: Milestones.
  3. Wyeth John P Mascotte Accessed 6th February 2008
  4. Clark & Weinstock Vin Weber Accessed 20th March 2008