Communications and Society Program


Thought Leaders Explore Future of Open Internet

A summary of the themes and conversations at FOCAS 2014, August 10-13 in Aspen, CO
By: Elise Hu

New Report

Learner at the Center of a Networked World

The cross-sector, cross-partisan report of the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet that highlights twenty-six actions for optimizing learning and innovation within a trusted environment.

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»