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Department of Justice

Federal Bureau of Investigation


Washington, D.C. 20535

Subject: ASPEN INSTITUTE

FoIPA No.
Dear

The enclosed documents were reviewed under the Freedom of lnformation/Privacy Acts (FOlpA), Tifle 5, United States Code, Section 5521552a. Deletions have been made to protect information which is exemptirom disclosure, with the appropriate exemptions noted on the page next to the excision. ln addition, a deleted page infoimation sheet was inserted in the file to indicate where pages were withheld entirely. The exemptions used to witnnotl information are marked below and explained on the enclosed Form OpCA-16a:

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D ln accordance with standard FBI practice, this response neither confirms nor denies the existence of your subject's name on arii watch lists.
in this release. Appeals should be directed in writing to the !ir9ct91,-Q!nge of lnformation Poticy, U.s. Department of Justice,1425 New york Ave., NW, Suite 11050, Washington, D.C. 20530-OOO1. Your appeal must be received by OIp *itnin sirty (60) days from the date of this lefter in order to be considered timely. The envelope ano ihe letter should be cieariy marked "Freedom of lnformation Appeal." Please cite the FOIPA Number assigned to your request so that it may be easily identified.

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n The enclosed material is from the main investigative file(s) in which the subject(s) of your request was the focus of the investigation. Our search located additional references, in files relating to other individuals, or matters, which may or may not be about your subject(s). Our experience has shown, when ident, references usually contain information similar to the information processed in the main file(s). Because of our significant backlog, we have given priority to processing only the main investigative file(s). lf you want the references, you must submit a separate request for them in writing, and they witt Ue reviewed at a later date, as time and resources permit.

n See additional information which follows.

Sincerely yours,

David M. Hardy

Section Chief
Record/lnformation Dissemination Section Records Management Division Enclosure(s)

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Aspen

Stitute for Humanistic Studies

WIe Plantation Aspen lnstitute P.O. Box 222 Oueenstown. Marylan d 21658

30t 758-2666

MEMO

FROM'

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SUBJECI: Telecoi

DATE:

January 19, L979

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1. At about 4:30 p.nt. t ilanuary l.8th, I received a teLephone caLl, fro lerting me that I
would be getting a phone call from

of

the Hudson rnstitute about the ttu.s. r,abor partyrr .4nd possible actLons by thts group in conhection with orif
February U.S.-BrLtish pBS conference.

2.

FoLLowing

s, Labor party* with of the councir on foreign .Rerations and he .rra l-lthought it wise to alert us that the U.S. tabor Party might be plannfng something in connection wfth our coming If .S.ftIJ.

call from cussing the

caII, I received the He said that he trad been dis-

British conference.
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also identified the S. Labor party,t as the publisher of the ,'Executive Intelligence Rerriewr. I referred of Aspenr s Program on Communications and e Society.

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3. f then calLed of Aspen Institute and forrnerly of the Hudson Institut, and she couJ.d not identif She said she vrould, do sorne checking and. call back tomorrow. 4. Next I. calLed to alert him of the impending caLl from called back to say that he had a lgngthy conversati'on wit and thought he was
5.

"fishing!' and completely "off the waII,'. t-lsaid ttrat said the reason for his caLr was that n of the Hudson rnstitute had instruct"u l-l to ,'pulr together a dossier on the u.s. Labor ,partyt'. 5. Early this afternoon, caJ.led,. she had just tarkbd witr,l-lwho said that he has nothing to do with nor has he ever heard. ofl-l
tl

and knows nothing about any

of this.

They are

apparently misusing his name and misrepresenting his views as weII. I lsail, 'tI can not telL you how divergent in view poi.nt the r.;abor Party and. Hudson rnstitute are. you

couldnrt find two more different organizations in terms of point of view-, or anything else. The u.s. tabor party is a scurrilou" Lrg.rrization. And they have been after the rnstitute for awhLle with aLl the little junky things they hand out in the streetsr saying the Aspen rnstitute
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Ls trying to t-ake over the world, trying to kiLl people,

trying to do this, that, and the other. They are a super, Left wing, rabid organization. They have absob5 :b7 c J.utely no eredentJ.als. Thg Hudson Institute firmly disavows and wouLd be very pleased to write a letter makLng public their disavowal of an. U.r. Labor Party.r - 7. I calLed the number at 3:L0 p.ilI. today. The man that answered said thatl I was not available and. that the number was an answering service
and would take a rnessage for

8. If I get any more information on this mattf,r , I shaLl- promptly pass it on to you.
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DATE: SUBJECT:

,]anuary 22 , L97 9 British-U.S. Conference on Public Broadcasting


The folLowing

is furnished in accordance with


22nd,z

our teLecon on ilanuary

1. The Aspen rnstitute at wye plantation will host a British-t . S. conference on February Istfr through LTth entitled, " Issues of Gov,ernance in public Broad,casting". Ehis' conference is being sponsored by the Aspen

Institute Program on Communications and Society. I is the Aspen program Director and wilr chair the E

al

conference. The approximately twenty-five conferees wiLL be housed at Wye pl.antation, Wye Institute and the Tide_ water rnn, Easton, Maryland. conferences wiLr held at wye ristitute: conference room. At this writing the fotIowing have confirmed that they wiLl attend:

British:
Company

'fi-olJ
Robert Armstrongr, permanent under secre-

tary of the

Home

Office

D
British-u.
,Ianuary 22, Page 2
s. L97 9

Conference on Pub1ic Broadcasting

Annon Comrnission on BBC.


U.S.3
man

member

of the

Congressman, Lionel Van Deer1in, Chairr of the House commission on Communica-

tions.

Robben F1emirg, President, University of Michigan and President, Corp. of public

Broad,casting.

Hartford Gunn, vice Chairman of the public Broadcasting System.


Commerce.

h6 h7c

ssistant Secretary of

Charles Ferris, Chairman of the Federal


Communications Commission.

' , 2;

Th6..f,oLLowing addresses and telephone numbers

are furnished. as requested:


Queenstown,

tatiorl

Fif rh
Phbne

xkr,

Nevr York

Aspen (AIHS ) , 7J-7

L0022

;f;::
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Program on Communications and the Society, HIHS, 2010 Massachuashinsroor D. c. 20036

Aspen Institute wye Plantation, Box 222, eueehstown, Md. 2L658 phone

?T r. ^ the memo that I read to you dur"r.:,'pnclosing I ing our phonecon and severaL other brochures that you migl;t find useful.

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Its

British-U. S. Conference on P.ubl-ic Broadcasting


January 22',
L97 9

4. I will notify the Officer in Charge, Centreville Post, Maryl,and Staie Police and the Sheriff of Queen Anne's County, MaryLand, of, the coming Eebruary conference. and the bossibility of invoLvement rcith the U.S. tabor
Party.
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5. Ihank you for your interbst and feel free to caLl me for any additionaL information you need.

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ASPEN INSTITUTES, wYE PI,ANTATIONI QUEENSTO!,IN, MARYLAND, AD TSED

THAT THE ASPEN INSTTTUTE AT IYYE PLA}ITATION WITL HOST A BRITISH

U.S.

CONFERENCE

9N PUBIJIC BROADCASTING ON FEBRUARY L5

THROUGH

FEBRUARY

1,7, Lg7g, ENTIfIJED "IsSUEs OF GOVERAI{CE IN

PUBIJIC

BROADCASTING

' COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIETY.

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UNCLAS Date

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CLEAR
CONT'ERENCES

INN,

EASTON, MARYLAND.

WILL BE HELD AT

VSYE

INSTITUTE
HAVE

CONFERENCE P.OOM.

AS OT JANUARY 24, 1979, THE .FOILOWING WILL ATTEND:

CONFIRMED UHAT THEY

BRTTISN BBOADCA$TING C9MPANY (BBC)


BOARD OF GOVERNORST

BBC; ROBERT ARMSTRONG,


,

PERMANENT

UNDER.SECRETARY OF THE HOME OFFICE'AND MEMBER'OF PARLIAMENT;

OT' THE ANNON COMMISSION ON BBC;


N6RI'{AN

rN THE HousE oF coMMoNS; LORD ITARRTS Or GREENWTCH, THE EX-MrNrSUln Or STATE. -/ ,FROM
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LEADER

THE UNITED STATES, fHE FOIT,OWTXE HA\IE CONFIRMED THEIR

ATTENDANCE: CONGRESSMAN I,IONhT, VEN DEERLIN, cHAIRMAN

oF THE HoUsE

colo'FssIoNs oN coMMUNIcArroNS;

ROBBEN FLEMING, PRESTDENT,

UNIVERSITY Of' MICHfGAN AND PRESIDENT, CORPORATION Of' PUBLIC.


BROADCASTTNG; HARTFORD GUNN,

VICE CHAIRMAN OF.THE pUBtIC

BROADCAST

$YSIEM;

ASSISTANT SECRETARY OE CONGRESS; CHARIES

FERRIS, .CHAIRMAN OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNTCATIONS COMMISSION.


THE ABovE eunsrS FRoM gNer,ANo ARE ALL coNNEcrEp
GO\IERNMENT EXCEPT

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RECEIVED A PHONE CALL FROM

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U.S.

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BROADCASTINGi HARIFORD GUNN, V1[CE CHAIRMAN OF THE PUBLIC BROADGASTING

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Date: 0B/08/2000

All Field Offices

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DT Supervisors

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Synopsis: Reqlrest to all offices to report any positive information concerning specific threats to the aspen rnstitute's
50t.h Anniversar:y.

DetaLls: A11 offices are request.ed to report positive information concerning specific threats tb ttre-Aspen fnstitute,s 50th Anniversar:y being held in Aspen, cororado, oh August L9-22,
2000.

Expected attendees incrude former president carLer, Noor of ifordan, Bruce Babbitt, Henry Kissinger, James Queen wolfensohn, Prersident of world Bank, and others. -organizers of other l-ocal protests have made it, known that they intend to protest. this event, in particurar the presence oi world Bank Officials. Ca6ttioned event coincides witfr the people's Summit on Globarization ituring the same weekend in Buttermilk, colorado, which is near ?'spen. There is a possibility that members of Direct Action lttetwork wrrr pa::ticipatq in the protests. one of

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as s i stance with any intelligence regarding possible criminal violat ions by people attending the protest.

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Aspen, Coloradoj

sOTH A}INIVERSARY,. 08 / tg / it 0oo - 08 / 22 /2000 ; SEM (A)

: )CLosling communication . Detaile: On .O8/29/2OOa, Detective . Aspen po.lice DepartmenE, Aspen, colorado waa conta-tEd'Eegeial-ng the outcome of the protests at captioned event. crowley advised that despite press estimates of 250, the actual number of protesters for saturday, .o..8/+s.t lioo-o and sunday, oa /zo/2oQo,wis approximately l-50, approximittely: half ';tha. pibi6dters w$rdr .l'bia1l ,the .'rest: f rom the Denver area. The event occurred without arrests. There were two or three pr:otesters who arrived wearing masks and fatigue pants'. with bulgling'pockets . I-,aw enforcement perSonnel moriltored. these individuerls during the . No arrests occurred. The that t,hey would return again Brotesters advj-sed Detective next year. Detective Lhat protesters seemed ffif Burprised"by.treatment from law enforcement compared to the Denver area: , llh6 ''protsesters were aLlowed to make a walking transit of ..the. parking lot. where . the symposium' was put the protesters within earshot of the slrmposium herd'. irris attendees 'inpide: d i-arge, tent,.,;,,This was negoriated. wiltr the understanding that protesters, who stopped or attempted to enter the tent wouLl be arrested. .Protesterg seemed pleaied with the abirity to negotiat,e cordj-aIIy with and be listened to by Iaw enfo-rcement.
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