Brookings

For Support Of The Strengthening American Democracy Initiative

  • Amount
    $1,500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/14/2014
  • Term
    27 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Program
Overview
In 2013, with initial support from the Hewlett Foundation, the Brookings Institution’s Governance Studies Program launched its Strengthening American Democracy Initiative. The Initiative has since undertaken new and much-needed research on the causes of, and potential solutions to, rising dysfunction in the U.S. political system. Topics explored include the changing nature of political parties, possibilities for electoral or institutional reforms, and possible improvements to civic education and news coverage. This grant would allow Brookings not only to continue its research and publications, but also—through events and through its curated website—to better connect academics, practitioners, and policymakers working to address these problems.
About the Grantee
Grantee Website
www.brookings.edu 
Address
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20036-2103
Grants to this Grantee
for cybersecurity studies  
A grant to the Brookings Institution will support various aspects of its cyber policy work, especially the work of Senior Fellow Susan Hennessey, whose analysis of pressing cybersecurity issues informs the public, policymakers, and public servants, and helps to develop and expand the cybersecurity policy field.

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