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Are You Teaching Online?

Are you teaching online? How are your online discussions going? Would you like your students to be more engaged and even take ownership of these discussions? We have resources for you. Online discussions are challenging. They were challenging even before the abrupt...

New Look for IF’s Website

We are very pleased to announce that we have recently completed a significant makeover of our website. While there may still be a little sawdust to sweep up and some touch-up painting to complete, our new site is certainly brighter, cleaner, and we think more...

Why Do We Need Deliberative Pedagogy?

Why do we need deliberative pedagogy? The short answer is that we can’t solve complex social problems if we can’t get together and talk about them. It seems simple, right? But in our current era of political polarization and retreat into comfortable, familiar...

Summer Concert, Conversation, and Lunch Series

What’s a wonderful way to spend a summer afternoon? There are many. Last summer, IF, in partnership with Culture Saves, IONA, the D.C. Public Libraries, and the D.C. Department of Aging and Community Living, invited Washington residents to a series of four events...

Promoting Good Mental Health in Communities

IF Fellow Sue Goodney Lea has completed a project exploring ways by which we might best promote good mental health in our communities.  What resources might communities leverage to help individual and families deal with mental health crises that they might face? ...