KF News and Ideas

New Working Paper - Framing for Democracy: Exploring the Impacts of Adversarial and Deliberative Framing, Understanding the Longer-Term Benefits of Deliberation

This Kettering Foundation Working Paper describes a project by researchers from Public Agenda and the Colorado State University Center for Public Deliberation that examined the impacts of framing and experience with deliberative issue framing.

"Shaping Our Future" Moderator Trainings Now Available Online

Archived version of “Shaping Our Future” Moderator Training webinar, conducted by Ellen Knutson.

New Report on Citizen Deliberations on the Debt Now Available

While pundits say that most Americans are unrealistic about the scope of the debt problem and unwilling to support needed changes,  Jean Johnson reports that deliberations by groups of citizens around the country suggest that, in fact, this is an issue where solutions exist and are within reach.

Voice and Judgment: The Practice of Public Politics

In Voice and Judgment: The Practice of Public Politics, Robert Kingston, senior associate of the Kettering Foundation, provides a comprehensive analysis of the continuing public deliberations carried out, nationwide, over the past 30-some years, under the auspices of the National Issues Forums and other organizations.

The Work of Hope: How Individuals & Organizations Can Authentically Do Good

A new book from Richard C. Harwood with a foreword by KF President David Mathews.

"Shaping Our Future" - Washington DC Part I

"Shaping Our Future" is a year-long national dialogue on the future of higher education.

"Shaping Our Future" - Washington DC Part II

University of Maryland, Baltimore County Student Government Association President, Kaylesh Ramu, at the "Shaping Our Future" launch event in Washington DC on September 4th, 2012.

The Parable of the Blobs and Squares

Why, Government wondered, did every time they tried to solve a problem, the problem seemed to get worse? The Parable of the Blobs and Squares shows that there is more to people than their problems…

The 2012 issue of Connections is now available online

Each issue of this annual newsletter focuses on a particular area of Kettering's research; in 2012, that focus was higher education. Editing responsibilities for Connections rotate among Kettering program staff.

David Mathews -- Shaping Our Future: Closing Remarks

Kettering Foundation President, David Mathews, gives his closing remarks to legislators and business, education and civic engagement leaders at the "Shaping Our Future" launch event in Washington DC on September 4th, 2012.