What we’re reading: Restoring free speech on college campuses

College and university students are back on campus. Their dorms, classrooms, and quads are filled with people from different backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs. Engaging with this multitude of experiences should help students develop the intellectual and social muscles they will need to tackle society’s most pressing problems. But, according to the latest College Free Speech Rankings from … Continued

Catalyze: Career-connected learning helps learners find meaningful work

Every person should have access to learning opportunities that lead to a meaningful career. Catalyze was established in 2021 to foster innovation in career-connected learning — in school or out-of-school educational opportunities that allow people to identify their purpose, reach their potential, and achieve fulfillment — for learners aged 11 to 22. Catalyze has completed … Continued

Tufts scholars: Dignity undermined by military-first foreign policy

In Dying by the Sword, Tufts University scholars Monica Toft and Sidita Kushi provide the only historical and data-driven review of U.S. foreign policy trends from 1776 until the present. Their book offers evidence that, since the end of the Cold War, the United States has drastically escalated use of force abroad without having concrete strategic … Continued

Forbes BrandVoice partnership aims to change mindset about work and learning

Stand Together, a philanthropic community the Charles Koch Foundation (CKF) is part of, is partnering with Forbes to highlight the importance of lifelong learning and the value it provides to individuals, employers, and our society.  The partnership will amplify this key conversation. With CKF, Stand Together and its community of organizations, which are dedicated to helping the … Continued

How the Institute for Humane Studies drives bottom-up solutions

Charles Koch Foundation Executive Director Ryan Stowers recently sat down with Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) President and CEO Emily Chamlee-Wright to discuss how IHS-supported scholars are fostering principles-based, bottom-up solutions to the world’s toughest challenges. This article is the second in a three-part series. Read the first installment here. STOWERS: IHS’s mission is to support scholars … Continued

What we’re reading: U.S. needs bottom-up solutions to stem political animosity and violence

According to Thomas Zeitzoff, an associate professor in American University’s School of Public Affairs, “the level of nastiness in U.S. politics has increased dramatically.”  Zeitzoff has the data to prove it.  “Nasty politics” can lead to political violence In his new book, NASTY POLITICS: The Logic of Insults, Threats, and Incitement, Zeitzoff compiled historical data from The New York … Continued