Submitted by Kettering Blog on Mon, 07/26/2010 - 19:09
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.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Fri, 06/25/2010 - 19:11
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.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Tue, 12/08/2009 - 20:16
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.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Tue, 10/20/2009 - 20:20
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.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Tue, 10/13/2009 - 20:36
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.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Mon, 10/05/2009 - 20:37
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?
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Fri, 09/11/2009 - 20:38
The Kettering Foundation's documentary on health care that was produced earlier this summer in conjunction with ThinkTV can now be viewed online. Coping With the Cost of Care: Where Is the Public Voice? is a half-hour long and is broken into three 10-min. segments. The documentary traces the history of the public's voice on health care, and examines the issues that people are still grappling with. The focus is not on any particular policy option, but on where citizens are in making up their minds about what is most important to preserve as we seek to gain a solution.
Submitted by Kettering Blog on Wed, 09/09/2009 - 21:05
Many of the Town Hall meetings on health care held around the country in the last month have been mostly useless to citizens actually trying to engage with their elected representatives. Meetings designed to be discussions have degenerated into shouting matches: people on both sides of the issue come prepared, at best, to debate; at worst, to intimidate.