Inside Public Judgment

Presidential Libraries Hosted NIF forums

In collaboration with the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), the 12 Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and Records Administration hosted a series of discussions on public policy issues in the fall of 2008.

2008 DEX Exploring the Human Dimensions

From June 27 to July 2, 2008, more than 250 people from across the United States and from around the world gathered in Dayton, Ohio, during the Deliberative Democracy Exchange (DDEx), Kettering’s newest workshop series, and our annual Deliberative Democracy Workshop (DDW).

Report Shows Impact of Deliberation on Energy Issue

NIF Forums Report Suggests Striking Differences in Views of Leaders and Public on Energy Issue, Shows Importance of Deliberation. The American people and their leaders diverge sharply in how they perceive the nature of U.S. energy issues, with significant policy implications unless this gap is bridged, suggests a new analysis of National Issues Forums on the country’s energy use.