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Solving World Issues in Style is a Shore Thing by Dick Cooper The directions to the Eastern Shore campus of the internationally acclaimed Aspen Institute are quite simple: Head south off the busy Route 50 onto a country road, the golf course and pristine white church are on the right, continue down a winding stretch through woods and turn left just past the cows. For almost 35 years, this path to an elegant retreat on the banks of the Wye East River has been followed by presidents and prime min-

isters, warriors and peacemakers, scholars and students, all in search of answers, and if not solutions, at least some agreeable resolutions. It is hard to argue in a place so beautiful. The gardens of the Georgian mansion stretch off to the haze on the water’s edge. Osprey circle overhead, deer dart across the tilled fields and foxes scurry along the edge of the woods. While it is just an hour away from the Beltway and BWI, the Institute’s Wye Campus

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August 2015 ttimes web magazine  

August 2015 Tidewater Times

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