A Thank You to Betty Knighton

Betty Knighton served as National Issues Forums Institute President from 2019-2022 and has also been the director of the West Virginia Center for Civic Life and a senior associate of the Kettering Foundation for many years. NIFI is committed to building on her contributions and we wish her all the best as she continues her work!
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Awards & Recognition for NIFI Board Chairman Dr. David Mathews

NIFI Board Chairman Dr. David Mathews was recently recognized for his lifetime of service to American democracy with the Freedom of Spirit Lifetime Achievement Award. The award "transcends political, economic, and religious views to honor exemplary individuals and institutions embodying that inner freedom that is the energizing source of human courage, creativity, and love in the world."

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Celebrate Constitution Week with a National Issues Forum

As Americans commemorate the adoption of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, the National Issues Forums Institute is connecting with a wide range of partners to promote opportunities for deliberative forums on campuses and in communities on issues with close ties to the study of the Constitution.  This ongoing initiative known as With the People will encourage deliberative forums around the country during Constitution Week from September 16 to September 22. 

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