KF News and Ideas

Watch A Public Voice 2018 Via Facebook Live

We want YOUR stories in YOUR words to be part of the conversation in DC.

New Volume Presents Perspectives on the Longtime Collaboration Between KF and Cuban Environmental Organization

Active Citizenship compiles some of the most compelling presentations from the 2016 conference, including many stories of how citizens in Cuba, as well as the US, have worked to address problems in their communities.

Reflections on the February 2018 Presidents’ Group Meeting at Denison University

After two and a half years of animated discussion and work in an ongoing research exchange with the Kettering Foundation, a group of college presidents concerned with the civic mission of higher education gathered at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, on February 15 and 16, 2018, at the invitation of Denison’s president, Adam Weinberg.

Higher Education Exchange 2017: Deliberation as Public Judgment

The 2017 volume of HEX attempts to distill Kettering’s understanding of deliberation.

Libby Kingseed

We are deeply saddened to announce the loss of our dear and valued colleague, Libby Kingseed. She passed away suddenly as a result of a heart problem on Sunday, December 24, 2017.

Exchanging Research with Libraries and Museums

Libraries and museums are, unsurprisingly, some of Kettering’s best partners in learning.

Connections 2017: Letter from the Editors

A note about Connections 2017.

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.