In the summer of 2014, Aspen Counterpoint came together again with new enthusiasm. We launched a new website and presented a new event which brought in a very large crowd. We showed the documentary film, The J Street Challenge and presented senior online editor of Commentary Magazine, Jonathan S. Tobin, who discussed the film and addressed the ever escalating concerns in the Middle East that increasingly represent an existential threat to western civilization. The event was timely and very well received. The video is posted in our Video Archive. Our last event in 2010 which featured six prominent speakers, titled ‘Conflict and Conscience’ can also be viewed from our Video Archive and on our YouTube Channel.
Attendance for the event was so strong that we briefly ran out of chairs – a problem we were happy to address. The post sponsor event that followed took place at the night club ‘Bootsy Bellows‘ where the sponsors dined and we continued the conversation with Mr. Tobin in an informal relaxed environment.
The success of the J Street Event demonstrates a community need for informed lively discussions that confront controversial issues often ignored by the mainstream media. Expect more events in the near future.