Charlie Firestone

Executive Director, Communications and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Charlie Firestone is executive director of the Communications and Society Program at the Aspen Institute. 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. Firestone also served as the Institute’s executive vice president for policy programs and international activities for three years. Previously, he was director of the Communications Law Program at UCLA and president of the Los Angeles Board of Telecommunications Commissioners. Firestone has argued two Supreme Court cases and has written numerous articles on communications law and policy. In the fall of 2003, he was a visiting professor of public policy at Duke University.

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