The Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement focuses on transforming democracy by creating a more fully engaged citizenry through social discourse, research, and educational programs.


The Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University engages in research, education, and facilitation of civic conversations to promote greater citizen participation in deliberation and public dialogue.

Carsey School of Public Policy, UNH

The mission of the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire is to provide top quality research, leadership development, and engaged scholarship relevant to public policy.

National Institute for Civil Discourse

NICD envisions elected officials who work collaboratively to tackle the big issues facing our country; a media that accurately informs and involves citizens; and a public that actively engages with its government.


The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE) focuses on the political life of young people in the United States, especially those who are marginalized or disadvantaged.