Monthly Archives: April 2015

America’s Civic Renewal Movement: The View from Organizational Leaders

Facebook30 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 30With support from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Eric Liu—the founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program—and I interviewed 20 key organizational leaders about strategies … Continue reading

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Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg to lead CIRCLE

Facebook81 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 81I am thoroughly delighted about this announcement: Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg has been named the new director of Tisch College’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). Dr. Kawashima-Ginsberg served as deputy director of CIRCLE since … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton should name a VP nominee soon

Facebook4 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 4The 2016 Democratic nominating contest looks unprecedented so far. The party has neither an incumbent president with a VP already in place, nor a competitive field of potential nominees, each ready to step up if anyone else falters. Instead, the Democrats … Continue reading

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alienation from politics in Europe

Facebook9 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 9I have been invited to speak in Spain on “youth alienation from politics” this June. I have no doubt that if you ask young people in any of the wealthy democracies what they think of politics, you will … Continue reading

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Frontiers of Democracy 2015

Facebook12 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 12Frontiers of Democracy 2015 June 25-27 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111 To register and hold a place at the 2015 conference, please use this form. The conference venue is in downtown Boston, easily accessible from hundreds … Continue reading

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Innovation and Civic Engagement

Facebook10 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 10I’m speaking briefly tomorrow at a Tufts Institute for Innovation symposium on “Research, Innovation, and Community Engagement.” I may say something along these lines: It is exciting and valuable to put these four words together. We need innovation because … Continue reading

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civics in the Senate education bill

Facebook41 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 41Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (which has been known for the past decade as “No Child Left Behind”) will be a tortuous and uncertain process. But at the moment, the leading contender is the “Every … Continue reading

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a deep dive on deep dives

Facebook11 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 11Suddenly everyone wants to do a “deep dive” into every subject. Today, for instance, Pew offers a “Deep Dive into Party Affiliation.” The phrase appears in The Ridiculous Business Jargon Dictionary right after “decruit,” an Orwellian term … Continue reading

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against fatalism: responding to Krugman and Sunstein

Facebook23 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 23(Washington, DC) Harry Boyte, Albert Dzur, and I have a letter in the latest New York Review of Books that is pertinent to today’s column by Paul Krugman. Krugman’s piece, entitled “Economics and Elections,” is deeply depressing … Continue reading

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Discovering Justice and civics for young children

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0 The Annual Benefit dinner for Discovering Justice is this evening, and I’d like to take the opportunity to highlight the organization, on whose board I serve. It is the most significant and effective group in the … Continue reading

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