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New Report by Vaughn Grisham Now Available for Download

Vaughn Grisham's newest paper for the Kettering Foundation is now available for download. The paper reports on research conducted in a number of small rural communities struggling to deal with persistent problems that threaten their very existence.

Doing Democracy Now Available for Download

The Kettering Foundation's newest publication, Doing Democracy, by Scott London, is now available for download. The report includes a preface by David Mathews, president of the Kettering Foundation.

Select Writings of Li Shenzhi Published by Kettering Press

Li Shenzhi (1923-2003), a leading Chinese statesman and academic, was a premier architect of China’s liberal intellectual revival in the late 1990s and an uncompromising campaigner for political reform and democracy in China.

Hawaiian State Senator Joins Kettering Board

At the June 11 board meeting in Washington, D.C., Kettering's board of directors elected Les Ihara Jr. of Honolulu, Hawaii, to the board. Ihara is a state senator in Hawaii and a long-time proponent of citizen-based democratic politics. As a former board member of the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), he has been known to include citizen deliberation on current issues as part of the legislative process in Hawaii's state senate.

David Mathews' Preface to Scott London's New Report Available for Download

Kettering Foundation President Dr. David Mathews has written a preface for Scott London's upcoming report, Doing Democracy.

Connect the Dots: A National Student Conference

Connect the Dots: A National Student Conference on Embedding the Democratic Practices of Public Dialogue, Deliberation, Community Problem Solving and Action March 3-6, 2010, Point Clear, AL

National leader in rural health care elected to Kettering Board of Directors

Sandral Hullett, MD, a national leader in providing health care for under-served and underinsured communities, has been elected a member of the Board of Directors of the Kettering Foundation, , a research foundation with offices in Dayton, Ohio, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

New Report From Elena Fagotto and Archon Fung: Sustaining Public Engagement

When sufficiently agitated, Americans can, and often do, mobilize—at least on a one-time basis—to find solutions for critical community problems. A new research report, issued this week by Everyday Democracy and the Kettering Foundation, provides insights into how public engagement initiatives can grow into a regular practice, used to address a variety of community issues.

Elinor Ostrom: A Brief Appreciation

When Elinor Ostrom of Indiana University was named a co-recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences, those of us at the Kettering Foundation nodded in agreement. The foundation long ago recognized the relevance of the work being done through the remarkable workshop at Indiana University that Elinor and her husband Vincent created and directed for over 30 years. They have participated in Kettering research exchanges, including a visit last December by Elinor Ostrom and her student Michael Cox at a meeting at the Mathews Conference Center.

Join the Conversation on the Future of Health Care!

How can we get the health care we need? | How can we pay for it? Across the United States, people say that health care costs are too high, too many are uninsured, and too many don’t get the care they need. But what do we do about it? How can we the public make our voices heard?