Project

Stewarding America

Overview

This project investigated the civic institutions that are critical for inspiring and modeling good citizenship. Through in-depth analyses of the government, the courts, the media, the military, corporations, unions, and the education system, the Academy developed a better understanding of the role of these institutions in the American democratic system and proposed ways to increase civic participation and public confidence in American leaders and institutions.

Project Briefing Videos

People

People

Project Chair
Project Members

Jeffrey Rosen

George P. Schulz

Andy Stern

Richard E. Sylla

New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Academy Member
Publications

Publications

News & Updates

News & Updates

Project Outcomes

Project Outcomes

The findings from the Stewarding America project served as the basis for publications, national conferences and workshops, and a public outreach campaign designed to encourage renewed emphasis on stewarding American democracy.

The project received attention in major media outlets. An opinion piece by NEH Chairman Jim Leach was published in The Boston Globe on October 14, 2012, and a Wall Street Journal blog highlighted Ralph Gomory and Richard Sylla’s essay on “The American Corporation” as recommended reading on November 29, 2012.

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