American Institutions and the Public Good
Since its founding, the Academy has worked to promote a “strong and virtuous” nation.
Today this effort involves projects designed to advance the state of scholarship
about our democracy and to develop innovative solutions to problems facing American
Current activities and studies focus on the role of American institutions in fostering
good citizenship and a civil society. Other recent topics focus on
immigration policy, the independence of the judiciary, incarceration in America,
the future of the media, race and inequality, and challenges to business in the
The Academy shares this research through publications, conferences, and active outreach.
Explore Our Projects in American Institutions and the Public Good
can review the Academy’s projects from the 1950s through today.
For a full listing, visit our project page.