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News and opportunities on one of NCDD’s key partners — the Kettering Foundation. KF is a nonprofit operating foundation rooted in the American tradition of cooperative research. Kettering’s primary research question is “What does it take to make democracy work as it should?”

Betty Knighton Interview from Kettering

Our friends at the Kettering Foundation, a long-time NCDD organizational member, recently shared a great interview on their blog with Betty Knighton (also a member) that we found to be quite insightful. Betty is an accomplished public engagement professional in W. Virginia whose experience we can all learn from, so we encourage you to read the interview below, or find the original post at www.kettering.org/kfnews/betty-knighton. You can learn a lot about an organization by who they learn from. One of the folks Kettering has learned the most […] (continue)

Community Educators Youth Development Webinar Series

We are pleased to announce an exciting series of webinars created by the good people at Friends for Youth in collaboration with our organizational partners at the Kettering Foundation. The webinars are aimed at raising awareness of the importance of educating the whole child, which requires a broader community effort both inside and outside our schools. We highly encourage NCDD members to find out more about the webinars below or on the FfY website and register for the first webinar on Feb. 19th. It Takes All of […] (continue)

Improving Deliberation on Health Care

We wanted to share this thought-provoking commentary on a recent study on health care opinions conducted by our friends and partners at Public Agenda and the Kettering Foundation. As our nation continues to grapple with reforming our health care system, we in the engagement community have a special role to play in helping our communities decide how to tackle the big questions of reform. We hope you’ll take a moment to read the commentary below or find the original PA blog post here. As is evident […] (continue)

Nelson Mandela: His Legacy to Democracy

We recently read an inspiring piece from the Kettering Foundation, an NCDD member organization, that we hope you will take a moment to read. It is a heartfelt tribute to the amazing legacy of the late Nelson Mandela, written by KF Interntional Resident and graduate student at the the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa, Jaco Roets. You can read it below or find the original here. Mandela’s work in national reconciliation after his release from prison is perhaps one of the most significant examples in […] (continue)

Public Agenda’s New “Beyond the Polls” Project

We are excited to share about a great new initiative from our partners at Public Agenda, in collaboration with the National Issues Forums and the Kettering Foundation. Together, they are launching Beyond the Polls, a new regular commentary on public opinion issues. We encourage everyone to check out the initial announcement about the project below, or find the original announcement here. Welcome to Beyond the Polls, our regular commentary on what Americans are thinking about pivotal issues our country and communities face. Each month, we […] (continue)

Launching a 3-year learning exchange with the Kettering Foundation

NCDD is pleased to announce that we are embarking upon an exciting three-year “learning exchange” with the Kettering Foundation. This research with Kettering focuses on documenting and making explicit what NCDD is learning in areas of mutual importance to Kettering, to NCDD, and to our field. Specifically, under this agreement, we will: Explore the capacity and track record of collaboration among practitioners in public dialogue and deliberation, while exploring new opportunities as well. This joint research will give us the opportunity to think through—with many […] (continue)

New Leadership for the Journal of Public Deliberation

Our friends at IAP2 and the Deliberative Democracy Consortium just announced a great new leadership team for the Journal of Public Deliberation (JPD). We’ve been talking to some members of the team about the potential of NCDD helping the JPD with outreach and dissemination to the dialogue and deliberation community. Stay tuned for updates, and check out the full announcement below. Announcing changes in the leadership of the Journal of Public Deliberation        DDC and IAP2 Federation are pleased to announce exciting changes in […] (continue)

Amy Lee Interview from NCDD Seattle

At the 2012 NCDD national conference in Seattle, NCDD member and filmmaker Jeffrey Abelson sat down with over a dozen leaders in our community to ask them about their work and their hopes and concerns for our field and for democratic governance in our country. Today we’re featuring the interview with Amy Lee, Program Officer at the Kettering Foundation.  Amy handles media projects for the foundation, and is involved in foundation research in the areas of civic education and citizens and public choice.  Before working at […] (continue)

New NIF Issue Guide: Who Protects Our Privacy?

Our partners at the National Issues Forum Institute have developed a new issue guide, this time in partnership with American Library Association, that we encourage you to find out more about.  The guide is called “Who Do I Trust to Protect My Privacy?”, and it is designed to help guide conversations about how our personal information should be protected and by whom.  In our digitized and tech-integrated world, we have to find a way to strike the right balance between information accessibility and personal privacy – […] (continue)

Kettering’s David Holwerth on the Question “What is a Citizen?”

Our partners at the Kettering Foundation recently posted about a write-up on their own David Holwerk’s talk at Rhodes University in South Africa on how journalists talk about citizens.  His remarks focused on the question, “What is a citizen?“, and how the answer is related to the role of the press in a democracy. In the U.S. Constitution, the role of the press is given explicit protections, ostensibly because a free press that can cover whatever it wants is an integral part of a well-functioning […] (continue)

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