The Future of American Democracy Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan foundation dedicated to research and education. The mission of the Foundation is to renew and sustain the historic vision of democracy that has unified Americans throughout the nation's history and to stimulate historically informed analysis and debate on contemporary public policy issues. The Foundation seeks to enable the American public and public policy thinkers throughout the country to have a direct impact on public policy debate and action.
The Foundation works in close partnership with Yale University Press and the Yale Center for International and Area Studies to sponsor books, articles, lectures, and other publications and presentations, with the goal of clarifying the domestic and foreign policy choices facing the United States in the years ahead.
Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy
A distinguished group of scholars and experts serves as the Foundation's officers and as members of the Foundation's Board of Advisors, including Jonathan Brent (Editorial Director of Yale University Press), John Donatich (Director, Yale University Press), Fredrica S. Friedman (President of Fredrica S. Friedman & Co., Inc.), Norton Garfinkle (Chair of the Foundation), William R. Griffith (Reed Smith LLP), Richard D. Heffner (Host, �The Open Mind�), Thomas E. Mann (The Brookings Institution), Norman Ornstein (American Enterprise Institute), Hugh Price (Former President of the National Urban League), Jeffrey Rosen (George Washington University), Ian Shapiro (Sterling Professor and Director of the Yale Center for International and Area Studies), Alan Wolfe (Boston College), Ruth A. Wooden (President, Public Agenda) and Daniel Yankelovich (Chairman, Public Agenda).
Together with Yale University Press, the Foundation sponsors the Future of American Democracy series of books by some of America�s foremost thinkers. The books in the series present a new, balanced, centrist approach to examining the challenges American democracy has faced in the past and must overcome in the years ahead. The first five books in the series were published in 2006 and 2007.
A major objective of the Foundation is to bring America's vast informational resources to bear more fully on contemporary policy debate. The Foundation acts as a unique clearing-house for public policy and public opinion research with the objective of disseminating this work to a broad audience of policymakers, legislators, the media, and concerned citizens.
- Norton Garfinkle & Dan Yankelovich, Editors, Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy
- Daniel Yankelovich, Profit with Honor: The New Stage of Market Capitalism
- Alan Wolfe, Does American Democracy Still Work?
- Norton Garfinkle, The American Dream vs. The Gospel of Wealth:
The Fight for a Productive Middle-Class Economy
- Reed Hundt, In China's Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship
In both its research and education efforts, the Foundation is committed to applying the highest standards of scholarship in a balanced, nonpartisan fashion in the expectation that careful and fair-minded analysis of public policy issues will enable the American public to move beyond the partisan approaches seen in recent years and secure sensible, centrist solutions to our policy challenges.