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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...

Democratic Renewal in American Society

IF’s Democratic Promise guidebook has been discussed a number of times since its initial publication. Interest in the subject seems to somewhat track the election cycle and concerns about election process and practice features that are seen as shaping election...

Opening Remarks for the IF-Newseum Anniversary Event

Thanks to you all for coming—and thanks especially to Gene Policinski and the Newseum Institute for hosting us today. I’m Jeff Prudhomme, a Fellow and vice president of the Interactivity Foundation. On behalf of the Foundation, I’d like to welcome you to our...

New Book Spins Off IF Arts Policy Project

IF Fellow Natalie Hopkinson’s new book is now available on Amazon for preorder. The book, A Mouth is Always Muzzled, first originated in 2012 as a public policy discussion project with IF. The original discussion guide remains available as a free download. The...

IF LIVE: “Making of a Murderer” 2/23

Noon-1 p.m. EST  2/23/2015 IF fellows and staff are obsessed with the new viral Netflix series, “Making of a Murderer.” The 10-part documentary series looks at the case of a Wisconsin man who spent 18 years in jail for a rape that he did not commit. Steven Avery...

The Chinese Connection with Wesleyan

Wesleyan has entered into a dual-degree program with Guangzhou (GU), which will bring a group of GU students to Wesleyan each year. This experience is supposed to replicate the experience of a Wesleyan education for the exchange students. The Wesleyan faculty...

IF Fellows Invade Madison, WI

Every quarter the IF Fellows meet in person to collaborate on projects, share resources, and discuss future endeavors.  These meetings usually take place in the city of IF’s birth, Parkersburg, WV.  In September of 2015, the meeting was held in Madison, WI. Over...