Communications and Society Program

New Report

Reforming American Public Diplomacy

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

New Report

Rising to the Challenge

Re-Envisioning Public Libraries

A Report of the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries
By: Amy Garmer


Aspen Journal of Ideas: Netpolitik

What the Emergence of Networks Means for Diplomacy and Statecraft

by Charlie Firestone and Leshuo Dong

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


When: June 12, 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Open to those registered to attend the DML Conference
The 24th Annual Aspen Institute Roundtable on Information Technology
Topic: “The Networked City”
When: July 15-17, 2015
Location: San Francisco, CA
Invitation only