Communications and Society Program

New Release

Action Guide for Re-Envisioning Your Public Library

A strategic guide based on the report, "Rising to the Challenge: Re-Envisioning Public Libraries," that evaluates library support and provides resources for convening your own community dialogue.
January 8, 2016

New Report

Libraries in the Exponential Age

A report of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries
January 8, 2016

New Report

Reforming American Public Diplomacy

A Report of the Annual Aspen Institute Dialogue on Diplomacy and Technology
By Richard Kessler

The overall goal of the Communications and Society Program is to promote integrated, thoughtful, values-based decision making in the fields of communications, media, and information policy. Follow us on Twitter @aspencs.

Charlie Firestone

Charlie Firestone
Executive Director

Charlie Firestone joined C&S as executive director in 1989. Since then, the program has focused on the implications of communications and information technologies for leadership; the impact of new technologies on democratic, economic and social institutions; and the development of new communications policy models and options for the public interest. Read more»

 


Upcoming C&S Events


 

Aspen Institute Symposium on the State of Race in America
This symposium explores the issues and opportunities for people of color with a particular focus on the role of race and racism in the United States.
March 29, 2016
Washington, DC
By Invitation Only

Aspen Institute Roundtable on Institutional Innovation 
Topic: Operating Models for Exponential Times
July 13 -15, 2016
Aspen, Colorado
By Invitation Only

Aspen Institute Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence
August 1-4, 2016
Aspen, Colorado
By Invitation Only

Aspen Institute Dialogue on the Future of Journalism
August 7-9, 2016
Aspen, Colorado
By Invitation Only

30th Annual Aspen Institute Conference on Communications Policy 
August 14-17, 2016
Aspen, Colorado
By Invitation Only