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.

Ten Lessons for Taking Leadership on Racial Equity

May 13, 2013

The Roundtable’s most recent publication distills ten lessons for how to take leadership on the difficult topic of race in America. Based on our ten years of work in this arena, the document is intended to encourage and suggest strategies to people willing to take up the challenge of promoting racial equity and inclusion. It is also meant to counter the fears, reticence and pessimism of those who...

Developing an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in the Palestinian Territories

Vanessa Zuabi, Katherine St. Onge
May 8, 2013

Key Opportunities for Partnership:

Partners for a New Beginning (PNB), in cooperation with the Telos Group and the local chapter of PNB-Palestinian Territories, led an Entrepreneurship Delegation to the West Bank from October 3 – 7, 2012. Nearly a dozen US entrepreneurs, angel investors and those passionate about mentoring entrepreneurs traveled from across the globe for a week...

Connecting the Edges

Richard Adler
May 1, 2013

The 2012 Roundtable on Institutional Innovation convened leaders to explore how organizations can stay atop today’s constant technological advancement. In the current economic environment, growth and underemployment are two outstanding national, indeed international, problems. While technological advances and globalization are often cited as instigators of the current plight, they are also beacons of...

Evaluating Evaluations: Using Teacher Surveys to Strengthen Implementation

Ross Wiener and Kasia Lundy
April 22, 2013

Public education is focused intensively on designing and implementing meaningful teacher evaluations. To convert evaluation information into more effective teaching, teachers, principals, and system leaders need to embrace a culture of ongoing, two-way feedback and a commitment to continuous improvement. Developed in partnership with The Parthenon Group, Evaluating Evaluations...

The Common Core State Standards: An Introduction for Families and Other Stakeholders

April 19, 2013

The Common Core State Standards is a near-universal set of academic standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia. It represents a paradigm shift in the teaching of English Language Arts and math, emphasizing deeper learning and application of knowledge. This flyer makes the Common Core accessible to families and other stakeholders, explaining what the...

Aspen IFS Testimony to Pensions/Retirement Working Group

April 10, 2013

As the House Ways and Means Committe embarks on a comprehensive examination of the tax code, Aspen IFS puts forward that a tax reform moment offers the opportunity to enhance retirement security for all American households. 

Integrating Diplomacy and Social Media: A Report of the First Annual Aspen Institute Dialogue on Diplomacy and Technology

March 29, 2013

Advances in social media and the wave of citizen involvement in both internal and external state affairs has heightened the need to take a closer look at how communications technologies can advance national interests. The digital disruption has come to many arenas. Diplomacy is just the latest to engage it. Integrating Diplomacy and Social Media: A Report of the First Annual Aspen Institute Dialogue...

The Arab Revolutions and American Policy

Nicholas Burns and Jonathon Price
March 28, 2013

This book is a collection of papers commissioned for the 2012 Aspen Strategy Group Summer Workshop, a bipartisan meeting of top national security experts. The papers evaluate the various drivers and outcomes of the Arab revolutions, all of which continue to bear an...

The Manufacturing Resurgence: What It Could Mean for the U.S. Economy

Thomas J. Duesterberg
March 26, 2013

The Aspen Institute's Manufacturing & Society program in partnership with MAPI commissioned the University of Maryland's Interindustry Forecasting Project (Inforum) to determine how the U.S. economy would change if it were to achieve the manufacturing resurgence which has been widely touted in recent years. The results are summarized in a paper by manufacturing program director Tom Duesterberg. The...

Defining Excellence: Lessons from the 2013 Aspen Prize Finalists

March 20, 2013

For millions of Americans, community colleges provide an essential pathway to well-paying jobs and continuing higher education. The Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence honors those institutions that strive for and achieve exceptional levels of success for all students, while they are in college and after they graduate.