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.

Research Brief: What does the science say about athletic development in children?

September 11, 2013

Aspen Institute Project Play Initiative releases research brief: What Do We Know about Early Childhood Development?

The purpose of this research brief is to review the most relevant and important literature on the topic of developing children as athletes. This brief is organized around five prevailing questions regarding early specialization and the role of practice...

Task Force Report on Streamlining and Consolidating Congressional Oversight of the US Department of Homeland Security

September 11, 2013

Nearly a decade after the 9/11 Commission issued its report on the greatest act of terrorism on U.S. soil, one of its most significant recommendations has not been acted upon: the call for consolidated Congressional oversight of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands and the Aspen Institute Justice & Society Program convened a task force of distinguished...

New Book by AHSG's Juan Zarate

Juan Zarate
September 10, 2013

Aspen Homeland Security Group member Juan Zarate, a chief architect of modern financial warfare and a former senior Treasury and White House official, pulls back the curtain on this shadowy world. In this gripping story, he explains in unprecedented detail how a small, dedicated group of officials redefined the Treasury’s role and used its unique powers, relationships, and reputation to apply financial...

Responding to Change: The New World of Oil and Gas

Forum on Global Energy, Economy and Security
Bill White, Chair, and Leonard Coburn, Rapporteur
September 6, 2013

The 2013 Forum continued the recent focus on the impact of increased unconventional oil and gas production in North America. “Responding to Change: The New World of Oil and Gas” discussed production challenges and opportunities; the impact on midstream and downstream companies; the potential demand for gas in various sectors; the environmental costs of energy; and global economic and political issues...

The Future of the U.S. Electricity Sector

Energy Policy Forum Report
Bill Dickenson and Phil Sharp, Co-Chairs, and Dave Grossman, Rapporteur
September 6, 2013

“The Future of the U.S. Electricity Sector” was the focus of the July 2013 Energy Policy Forum chaired by Bill Dickenson, Energy Practice Leader at Navigant, and Phil Sharp, President of Resources for the Future and former Chair of the House Energy and Power Subcommittee. The group examined visions for the future, potential game changers, lessons from China, and resilience and cyber security. ...

Advancing Smart Electricity Networks

Dave Grossman
August 20, 2013

The inaugural roundtable of the Initiative on Smart Energy and Network Technologies (INSENT) took place in Queenstown, Maryland in May of 2013. A collaboration between the Communications & Society Program and the Energy & Environment Program of the Aspen Institute, the Initiative embraces the information, communication and technology revolution to encourage a new vision for our nation’s energy...

Winning the Talent War, for Good

July 30, 2013

A Call to Engage, Retain, and Build the Market for Top Talent in Impact Careers

2013 Financial Security Summit Report

Colby Farber
July 20, 2013

Smart savings policies belong in a pro-growth agenda and can be pursued through modest investments or targeted reforms that policymakers should champion and implement.  Industry leaders, consumer advocates, and households around the country acknowledge that the urgency to enact policies now that improve financial security does not just apply to lower-income Americans;...