Aspen Institute Publications

Aspen Institute publications are listed below. Many are available for purchase through Google Checkout, a secure system for handling credit card transaction online. For assistance with ordering publications, please contact our Publications office by email or by phone at (410) 820.5326. Please note: Orders are shipped two times a week from our warehouse in Queenstown, MD, on the Eastern Shore.

Using Comparative Information to Improve Student Success

August 17, 2015

The Aspen Prize process strives to respect the vital diversity of community colleges while prioritizing the most important markers of success - student learning, certificate and degree completion, high rates of employment and earnings for graduates, and high levels of access and success for minority and low-income students. To support community colleges in their efforts to assess student outcomes in...

Thriving in an Outcomes Based Market

July 20, 2015

Thriving in an Outcomes Based Market highlights the Center for Employment Opportunities’ (CEO) transition from a "promising" to a "proven" organization, outlining its pathway to becoming a nationally recognized data-driven social service provider. The report tracks the internal changes and external support that predicated CEO's ability to access PFS funding and other forms of outcomes-based...

Making Waves: Alternative Paths to Flexible Use Spectrum

July 7, 2015

The 2014 Aspen Institute Roundtable on Spectrum Policy (AIRS) gathered 26 of the top telecommunications policy experts at the Aspen Wye River Conference center in Queenstown, MD to investigate whether the U.S., in light of recent progress in alternative approaches to spectrum allocation, should make the more drastic move to a regime that has all spectrum, other than some carved out for specific public...

The Atomic Age of Data: Policies for the Internet of Things

July 7, 2015

The Twenty-Ninth Annual Aspen Institute Conference on Communications Policy, titled "Developing Policies for the Internet of Things," took place August 13-16, 2014 in Aspen, CO. As the world becomes increasingly connected and more objects become embedded with sensors, the Internet of Things is poised to explode, with estimates of 25 billion connected devices by 2020. 35 knowledgeable participants...

Navigating Continual Disruption

July 1, 2015

Navigating Continual Disruption, the report from the 2014 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation, explored ways to manage organizations in the face of continual disruption - the constant onslaught of new offerings or business models that can challenge the dominance of core businesses.

Strengthening a Free and Open Internet in a Changing and Complex World

July 1, 2015

Strengthening a Free and Open Internet in a Changing and Complex World, the report of the 2014 Forum on Communications and Society, addresses critical issues related to openness on the Net. Highlights include details about the net neutrality debate, and a series of principles developed by participants that policy-makers can use when considering Internet regulatory decisions.

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Physical Literacy: A Global Environmental Scan By Sports & Society Program

June 15, 2015

Over the past decade, about a dozen countries have introduced, in a variety of forms, social movements based on a concept that has become known as “physical literacy.” This global environmental scan, a partnership between the Sports & Society Program and the Sports and Physical Activity Research Collaborative, is the first-ever effort to catalogue those movements. It was released at the...

Reforming American Public Diplomacy

May 12, 2015

The 2014 Dialogue on Diplomacy and Technology took place August 3-6, 2014 in Aspen, Colorado. The Dialogue, Reforming American Public Diplomacy, explored whether the US Government’s apparatus for global discourse is adequate to the times.

The Impact of Entrepreneurship Database Program: 2014 Year-End Data Summary

April 27, 2015

Since 2013, the Impact of Entrepreneurship Database program has been working with partnering accelerators and entrepreneur support programs to collect detailed data from entrepreneurs during their application processes. These entrepreneurs are then resurveyed every six months to gather valuable follow-up data.

This report summarizes application data collected from entrepreneurs who applied to...

From College to Jobs: Making Sense of Labor Market Returns to Higher Education

April 14, 2015

This report summarizes key findings from recent research on links between higher education and the workforce. Featuring eight brief papers from leading education and workforce experts from around the country, the report offers practical advice for institutional leaders, policymakers, students and their advisers about how to use the increasingly available information on the economic value of higher...

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