American Institutions of Democracy

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American Institutions of Democracy

"The Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' American Institituions of Democracy Project works to enhance the public's appreciation of the nature and function of democractic institutions.

"The project focuses on educating people about the history, current state, and challenges facing the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, the press, and the public schools. Commissions of scholars have synthesized what is known about the institutions, identified research priorities, and have disseminated their findings to scholars and the public through volumes published by Oxford University Press." [1]

Advisory Board

Accessed March 2008: [2]

  • Jaroslav Pelikan* - Scholarly Director of the Institutions of Democracy; Professor Emeritus of History at Yale University
  • Arlin Adams - Former Judge for the United State Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit; Counsel to Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis LLP
  • Nancy Kassebaum Baker - Former United States Senator
  • David Boren - Former United States Senator; President, University of Oklahoma
  • John Brademas - Former United States Representative in Congress from Indiana; President Emeritus of New York University
  • David Gergen - Director of the Center for Public Leadership and Professor of Public Service at the John F. Kennedy School of Government
  • Lee Hamilton - President and Director, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Vice Chair, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
  • Ellen Condliffe Lagemann - Former Director of the Spencer Foundation; Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • John Noonan, Jr. - Judge on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals of San Francisco
  • Leon Panetta - Former United States Representative in Congress from California; Co-Director of the Panetta Institute for Public Policy
  • George P. Shultz - Former United States Secretary of State; Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Professor Emeritus of International Economics at Stanford University

(*Deceased)

Commissions

Press Commission

Members ref>Press Commission, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, accessed March 19, 2008.</ref>

(*Deceased)

Commission on the Role of the Media in American Democracy

Members ref>Commission on the Role of the Media in American Democracy, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, accessed March 19, 2008.</ref>

(*Deceased)

Executive Branch Commission

"The commission on the executive branch, chaired by Joel Aberbach and Mark Peterson, aimed to provide a sophisticated understanding of the evolution of the presidency and the administrative agencies, an analysis of how this branch works today, and an exploration of proposed reforms for making the executive branch more prepared to meet challenges of the current era. The commission addressed topics including the nature of executive power, the bureaucracy's role in policy decision making and implementation, and the complex relationships between the components of the executive branch and the other institutions of American government. [3]

Members

Resources and articles

Related Sourcewatch articles

References

  1. About, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, accessed March 31, 2008.
  2. Advisory Board, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, accessed March 19, 2008.
  3. Executive Branch Commission, Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, accessed March 19, 2008.