Members and guests gathered in New York City on June 4, 2018, to welcome newly elected members in the New York area. Academy President Jonathan F. Fanton and member Stephen Heintz encouraged the new members to be active in the Academy's work.
The Commission spent two years engaging with communities all over the U.S. to explore how best to respond to the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in our political and civic life. Its final and bipartisan report, Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century, was released in June 2020 and includes six strategies and 31 ambitious recommendations to help the nation emerge as a more resilient democracy by 2026, the nation’s 250th anniversary.
Danielle Allen, Stephen B. Heintz, and Eric P. Liu