The Kettering Foundation is part of a large network of networks—citizens, communities, groups, and institutions around the world—and conducts research by partnering with others in this network. Nongovernmental organizations, institutions of higher education, and government agencies in more than 80 countries have been involved.
The foundation trades insights from its research for the experiences of others through learning exchanges. These include:
- Research Exchange Weeks
- Multinational Symposium & Alumni Exchange
- Deliberative Democracy Exchange
- Doing Democracy around the World (DDW)
In any given year, close to a thousand researchers and practitioners participate in these exchanges. They come from fields as varied as economic development, philanthropy, higher education, journalism, and community and grassroots organizing.
The foundation also conducts a staff exchange with the Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Studies and the School of International Studies of Peking University. In addition, Kettering has ongoing exchanges with the Antonio Núñez Jiménez Foundation for Nature and Humanity in Cuba and the Arab Network for the Study of Democracy. And for more than 50 years, Kettering has joined Russian organizations in the Dartmouth Conference.
The Kettering Foundation is part of a large network of networks—citizens, communities, groups, and institutions around the world. The foundation conducts research by partnering with others in this network; these are just some of the many groups that we exchange research with.Read More