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[liberationtech] 2016 Aspen Institute Communications & Society Program Guest Scholar DUE Monday, May 23

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Sun May 22 21:37:05 PDT 2016

From: Dominique Harrison <dominique.harrison at>

The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program invites minority
doctoral (or other advanced graduate program) students to apply for a Guest
Scholarship to attend the 31st Annual Aspen Institute Conference on
Communications Policy, August 14-17, 2016. The conference will take place
at the Aspen Meadows Conference Center in Aspen, Colorado.


*Setting the Communications Policy Agenda for the Next Administration *

The 31st Annual Aspen Institute Communications Policy Conference, August
14-17, 2016 in Aspen, will explore areas where the new Administration
should focus its efforts in regulating communication policy. Previous
Administrations have sought to increase investment, build critical
infrastructure, increase access to high-speed Internet connectivity, and
develop policies to safeguard consumers. As we build on lessons learned and
best practices, what is the government’s role in safeguarding the public


   - The Guest Scholar should be a U.S. resident and a minority student,
   based on the definition of minority created by the Equal Employment
   Opportunity Commission: of African American, Hispanic, Asian, Pacific
   Island, Native Alaskan or Native American descent.
   - Currently enrolled in a Ph.D. or other advanced graduate program at an
   accredited college or university; and have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.3
   on a 4.0 scale (un-weighted) in Communications, Telecommunications, or a
   closely related discipline.
   - The student should have a clearly defined interest in communications
   policy as evidenced by published papers, a major research project, or
   dissertation on the conference topic.
   - The student must commit to attending the entire conference.


The Guest Scholar will be expected to read the pre-conference materials
provided. He or she will attend all conference sessions as a full
participant in the discussion. The scholar will also be asked to write a
blog post for the Communications and Society program on a topic of interest
after the Conference.

The Aspen Institute will pay for roundtrip economy airfare to Aspen,
Colorado, meals, and lodging at the Aspen Meadows Conference Center for the
Guest Scholar. The Scholar’s spouse, guest, or children may travel to and
stay at the Aspen Meadows at the Scholar’s expense.


   - Current CV or resume
   - Short statement of interest (no longer than 1 page)

Submit materials to
no later than May 23, 2016.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact:

*Dominique Harrison *

Project Manager

Communications and Society Program

The Aspen Institute

dominique.harrison at

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