Blogs

This Is Not Another “The Problem with Democracy is Voters” Think Piece

Citizen decision making has taken a lot of criticism lately.

Deliberative Pedagogy Strikes a Chord with Higher Education Looking to Spark Agency, Civic Skills in Students

Read about upcoming conference sessions.

Ben Barber and 'Strong Democracy,' Remembered

John Dedrick remembers Benjamin Barber.

Deliberative Pedagogy: What Does It Mean to Educate for Citizenship in a Democracy?

​What makes deliberative pedagogy deliberative pedagogy?

Deliberative What? Bridging Deliberation and Engagement in Higher Education

In a recent interview with the local radio station in Manhattan, Kansas, I spoke about the publication of the new book Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning for Democratic Engagement and what it is about.

Hodgkinson Lecture Series Debuts with Author Bill Bishop

Bill Bishop, coauthor of The Big Sort, was at the Kettering Foundation earlier this month to deliver the first Hodgkinson Lecture.

Profile: Rassoul Dastmozd, President, Saint Paul College

This profile is part of a series of conversations with college presidents in various higher education institutions. Earlier conversations in this series were with Adam Weinberg, president of Denison University in Ohio; Katherine Persson, president of Lone Star College-Kingwood in Texas; Katrina Rogers, president of Fielding Graduate University, based in Santa Barbara; and Paul Pribbenow, president of Augsburg College in Minneapolis.

A Public Voice 2017: Safety and Justice

A Public Voice 2017, the Kettering Foundation’s annual exploration of public thinking on key issues, will be held in Washington DC at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, May 9. This year’s event focuses on an issue important to all Americans: safety and justice.

Profiles in Higher Education Civic Leadership

In recent years, Kettering has brought together a series of research exchanges with college presidents on the civic purposes of higher education. In these exchanges, we discovered that presidents are deeply concerned with the state of our democracy and anxious to expand their leadership roles beyond fundraising and bureaucratic administration.

Experience with Deliberation in College Translates to Sustained Political Engagement

According to a recent follow-up study, students who use deliberation to enhance civic engagement efforts in college are still feeling the effects 10 years after the fact.