New Report, We the People Politics, Now Available from Harry Boyte

Harry Boyte's newest report for the Kettering Foundation, We the People Politics, argues that it is crucial to recover and expand on a politics of deliberation and public work, with deep roots in the populist tradition, if Americans are to re-create civic agency and turn around the sense that we are losing control over our collective future.

Kettering Holds Briefings in Washington DC on Strategic Implications of Nationwide Public Deliberations for Policymakers

The Kettering Foundation presents its annual Washington briefing sessions on May 10 and 11 at the National Press Club. This year's event consists of two discussions, "Economic Security: How Can We Take Charge of Our Future?" and "Nation of Debtors: Facing the Tough Choices." At these events, Kettering and the National Issues Foundation will be focusing on the strategic implications of where the public is on these issues for policymakers.

New Interview: "Educating for Democracy"

In a new interview "Educating for Democracy," Scott London hosts a roundtable conversation with leaders from higher education and democracy activists about the what the civic mission of higher ed can and should be: service learning, voter information, or something deeper?

Is There Still a Public for "Is There a Public for Public Schools?"

Is there still a public for Is There a Public for Public Schools? Apparently so. The book, written almost 15 years ago by Kettering Foundation President David Mathews, has been sold out for some time but it continues to be in demand. As a result, the foundation has reprinted 500 copies, which are now available.

Dartmouth Conference Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Throughout the Cold War, even when it seemed that the United States and Russian governments were frozen in mortal combat, citizens from both countries were quietly talking to each other about their lives and what they wanted for their countries and the world.

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.