The new effort will be part of the foundation’s Special Projects, which have included incubating potential initiatives, as well as enabling collaboration with other foundations.
The Hewlett Foundation’s Cyber Initiative aims to build a field of institutions—staffed by experts diverse in background, experience, and perspective—that can develop solutions to pressing policy challenges.
Where have the greatest impacts been on artists and arts organizations?
The prospect of this has us both excited and a bit nervous.
At a fundamental level, my optimism rests on the structural safeguards of the Constitution’s separation of powers, and the underappreciated and essential role that Congress, reinforced by the electorate, plays in checking and balancing the president.
As part of our philanthropic efforts to address the problem of polarization, we are beginning to explore this question with religious and lay leaders.
We’re moving from our industrial past to a new Information Age—and education needs to change.
In particular, the funders will support relevant research by an independent and diverse committee of scholars, whose expenses will be paid for by the funding consortium.
This is the season when college seniors are wondering how, a few months from now, they’ll answer the question, “Did you get a job?”
These findings aren’t earth-shattering but too often inconsistent with how some of us work in the North American West.
Increased access to the internet and computing devices by individuals and schools have been instrumental to the growth and institutionalization of the movement toward open educational resources (OER), which are learning materials that can be freely downloaded, edited, and shared.
Technology, along with globalized trade and labor markets, have already disrupted the quantity and type of jobs available — and the pace of change is picking up.
“Everyone has an investment in clean air and water, and everybody has a memory of public lands, whether it’s hunting or fishing or watching a sunset.”
The security processes being discussed are complex, and the highest decision-makers in government couldn’t be expected to have a nuanced grasp of the mathematics of encryption.
Larry Diamond, who leads Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, answers a few questions about electoral innovation.
One such lever lies in mobilizing the deposits of both business and consumer savers through the retail banking sector.