2009 Higher Education Exchange Available

Every institution that has a role to play in public life must answer the question: what are you doing to support and legitimate the work of citizens as they go about creating and building democracy? Many institutions do little to support the work of citizens but there are always exceptions.

Kettering Selects New Communications Director

Kettering is pleased to announce that journalist David Holwerk will join the foundation staff as director of communications in June. Holwerk, currently the president of the National Conference of Editorial Writers and editorial page editor of The Sacramento Bee, is an award-winning journalist who brings more than 30 years of journalistic experience to his new position with the Kettering Foundation.

Break the Cycle of Inwardness

The Organization-First Approach, a new report from The Harwood Institute, describes how organization's programs crowd out community.

Health Care and Deliberation

Deliberative forums could provide crucial insights into what the public thinks about reforming the health care system. The Kettering Cousins Research Group, an ever-changing group of Kettering staff and associates, has been looking into the impact of federal policies on the ability of citizens and communities to carry out their responsibility in a democracy.

Verdict on Health Care Reform

Public's made progress, but still hasn’t come to grips with costs of making health care a universal right, judges rule in mock trial. The American public is more aware of the costs of health-care reform than it was 15 years ago, but still hasn’t resolved the trade-offs associated with making health care a universal right, raising questions about the Obama administration’s goal of reform this year. This was the ruling by a panel of five “judges” in a mock trial at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., earlier this spring.

Kettering Board Elects Vice Presidents

The Kettering Foundation’s Board of Trustees has elected John R. Dedrick and Maxine S. Thomas vice presidents. A political scientist, Dedrick has served as the foundation’s program director since 2004 and will continue to provide direction for contract research, staff associates, scholars-in-residence, and publications.

Presidential Libraries Hosted NIF forums

In collaboration with the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), the 12 Presidential Libraries of the National Archives and Records Administration hosted a series of discussions on public policy issues in the fall of 2008.

2008 DEX Exploring the Human Dimensions

From June 27 to July 2, 2008, more than 250 people from across the United States and from around the world gathered in Dayton, Ohio, during the Deliberative Democracy Exchange (DDEx), Kettering’s newest workshop series, and our annual Deliberative Democracy Workshop (DDW).

Report Shows Impact of Deliberation on Energy Issue

NIF Forums Report Suggests Striking Differences in Views of Leaders and Public on Energy Issue, Shows Importance of Deliberation. The American people and their leaders diverge sharply in how they perceive the nature of U.S. energy issues, with significant policy implications unless this gap is bridged, suggests a new analysis of National Issues Forums on the country’s energy use.