• 4 October 2017

    Policy Program | Digital Dish Lunch with Howard Dean on “American Democracy in the Digital Age”
    On October 4th, a group of 50 senior and next generation experts from politics, business, academia and civil society came together to attend the Aspen Institute Germany's second “Digital Dish” lunch with Howard Dean, former Governor of Vermont, candidate for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination and former DNC chair. The event was held in the Telefónica Germany Representation and the conversation focused on the role of technology in American democracy and the changing attitude toward institutions. The wide ranging, off-the record discussion touched on topics from freedom of speech to slacktivism to the state of the two party system in the United States.  The conversation was moderated by Tyson Barker, Program Director and Fellow at the Aspen Institute Germany and was held in partnership with Telefónica Germany.