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Daniel Yankelovich, David Mathews, Sen. Nancy Kassebaum at A Public Voice, May 6, 1993 – Washington, DC.

Public Agenda Celebrates Kettering Foundation President David Mathews

September 10, 2021 Comments Off on Public Agenda Celebrates Kettering Foundation President David Mathews

As Mathews moves to a new role, reflecting on 40 years of collaboration with Public Agenda.  Kettering Foundation President and CEO David Mathews recently announced that he will be passing…

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New Report Finds Substantial Common Ground in Americans’ Views on Renewing Democracy

July 20, 2021 Comments Off on New Report Finds Substantial Common Ground in Americans’ Views on Renewing Democracy

Across the political spectrum, Americans think our democracy is in trouble, expect the government to guarantee both secure and accessible voting, and want “ordinary people” to have more of a…

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Intergenerational Conversations About a Sustainable Southeast Queens

July 8, 2021 Comments Off on Intergenerational Conversations About a Sustainable Southeast Queens

Public Agenda and the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay, through Cycles of Resilience work funded by the New York Community Trust, have partnered with the Eastern Queens Alliance (EQA) and Blacque Resource Network to host a series of “Intergenerational Conversations About a Sustainable Southeast Queens.” 

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Public Agenda Announces New President Andrew Seligsohn

June 28, 2021 Comments Off on Public Agenda Announces New President Andrew Seligsohn

Seligsohn’s leadership in civic engagement, higher education to advance Public Agenda’s mission to strengthen democracy and expand opportunity for all Americans.

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Q&A: Ruth Wooden Reflects on Her Legacy and Public Agenda’s History

June 22, 2021 Comments Off on Q&A: Ruth Wooden Reflects on Her Legacy and Public Agenda’s History

Ruth Wooden, who served as President of Public Agenda from 2004-2010 and Board Member from 2010-2021, reflects on her legacy at Public Agenda and the organization’s history as a leader in public engagement, higher education, and research.

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Social Movements Demanding Minipublics: A New Phenomenon?

May 25, 2021 Comments Off on Social Movements Demanding Minipublics: A New Phenomenon?

Citizens’ assemblies are one example of a minipublic, which typically brings people together to deliberate and facilitate progress on issues ranging from large to small and from local or national to international, as is the case with climate change. 

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Health Affairs Blog Builds Case for Doctors to Trust Their Patients

April 29, 2021 Comments Off on Health Affairs Blog Builds Case for Doctors to Trust Their Patients

Building off findings from A Two-Way Street: Building Trust Between People with Medicaid and Primary Care Doctors, Interim Co-President and Director of Research David Schleifer describes how doctors need to…

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America’s Hidden Common Ground on Overcoming Divisiveness

April 27, 2021 Comments Off on America’s Hidden Common Ground on Overcoming Divisiveness

This Public Agenda/USA TODAY Hidden Common Ground® survey, fielded in February 2021, finds a powerful consensus across political affiliations that the nation needs to move beyond the destructive divisiveness that…

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Fulcrum Op-Ed Shows How We Need to Better Monitor Civic Health

April 27, 2021 Comments Off on Fulcrum Op-Ed Shows How We Need to Better Monitor Civic Health

Public Agenda’s Associate Director for National Engagement Programs, Quixada Moore-Vissing, describes the importance of civic health in assessing and promoting a healthy democracy in her new op-ed in The Fulcrum…

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Global Learning on Democratic Innovation Webinar Series

April 6, 2021 Comments Off on Global Learning on Democratic Innovation Webinar Series

The Global Learning on Democratic Innovation webinar series, presented by Public Agenda and Club de Madrid, brings together panelists and moderators from around the world to discuss global innovations in various areas of democratic life, with a focus on nourishing the renewal of shared societies in situations of political polarization, democratic deficit and racial tensions.

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