Watch our four-part series on Public Governance and Civic Engagement, bringing together the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA)’s Grand Challenges work and the recent American Academy of Arts & Sciences report, Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century, which was the product of a two-year bipartisan Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship to study political and civic life around the country. The four sessions covered topics such as civic culture, media, and trust in government.
A Theory of Change: Connecting Civic Culture and Governance
This video is the first in our four-part series on Public Governance and Engagement. Panelists discuss the overlapping goals of the two projects and explore the connections between public administration, civic culture, and constituent engagement. The conversation highlights real-world examples of key actions happening around the country and present a framework for future briefings.
Civic Health and Citizen Engagement
This video is the second in our four-part series on Public Governance and Engagement. Panelists discuss the nature of civic health and the impact of civic infrastructure in bridging community divides and enhancing public engagement. The conversation also provides examples of actions being taken across the country to reinvigorate civic engagement.
Information, Media, and Civic Strength
This is the third in our four-part series on Public Governance and Engagement. Panelists discuss the current state of the media environment, including how changes in the information environment impact citizen engagement. In addition, the discussion addresses the prevalence of misinformation and disinformation and provides examples of social media being used to serve community needs and strengthen civic culture.
Trust in Government at All Levels
This video is our final event in our four-part series on Public Governance and Engagement. Panelists discuss the role of responsive federal, state, and local governments in increasing trust and how to bring citizen voices into decision-making processes using innovations in participatory policymaking. In addition, the discussion provides suggestions on how to improve the design of public meetings, especially at the state and local level.