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Watch Yo-Yo Ma’s Session for the Aspen Ideas Festival

Citizenship and the Beginner’s Mind

What could our future be? How should we reimagine our lives and responsibilities in American democracy? These are some of the big questions global citizen-artist Yo-Yo Ma and Eric Liu, executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program, strive to answer in this wide-ranging conversation. They draw on the past (and music) to inform a path forward — exploring what it means to be a good ancestor, how we can create common ground, and how we might best reckon with injustices past and present. Don’t miss Ma demonstrating how music can help locate us in time and place.

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