KF News and Ideas

Power of Concession

With this one act, Rep. Ryan has strengthened the American experiment.

WATCH: Lemmie Speaks at 2022 Annual Meeting of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)—Economic Change in a World Divided

Valerie Lemmie, the Kettering Foundation’s director of exploratory research, joined an illustrious panel of development and civic engagement professionals at the annual meeting of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) on September 19. Lemmie’s video presentation was on strategies to incorporate democratic practices into community and economic development civic engagement initiatives.

Reflections on Illiberalism

As part of the Kettering Foundation’s ongoing research, our staff and allied organizations gather for monthly Dayton Days research sessions to reflect on the ideas guiding our work and to share new insights. Conceptual thinkers from outside the foundation join us to talk about their work and provoke our thinking.

Race and Political Trust in the United States

As part of the Kettering Foundation’s ongoing research, our staff and allied organizations gather for monthly Dayton Days research sessions to reflect on the ideas guiding our work and to share new insights. Conceptual thinkers from outside the foundation join us to talk about their work and provoke our thinking.

Four Decades of Democratic Learning: David Mathews and the Kettering Foundation

On Tuesday, September 27, the Kettering Foundation board of directors, staff, colleagues, friends, and family joined on our Dayton campus to honor David Mathews and his four decades of service to the Kettering Foundation. Mathews was president and CEO from 1981 to 2022.

Levine Receives Established Leader Award

Peter Levine was awarded the Established Leader Award by the Civic Engagement section of APSA.

Middle Schoolers as Deliberative Civic Actors

Deliberation in the classroom.

Young Children as Classroom Citizens

Deliberative democratic practices in the classroom community.

Ongoing Threats to Democracy

Early August brought bipartisan evidence that our major political parties are willing to erode democracy if it meets their goals. Both Democrats and Republicans are playing with fire.

Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

The Supreme Court’s action in overturning abortion rights will erode trust and fracture American democracy.