Communications and Society Program

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


The 24th Annual Aspen Institute Roundtable on Information Technology
Topic: “The Networked City”
When: July 15-17, 2015
Location: San Francisco, CA
Invitation only

Topic: “Making the Invisible Visible: Redesigning Business Practices for Exponential Operations”
When: July 20-22, 2015
Location: Aspen, CO
Invitation Only