• The American Assembly

    The American Assembly is a public policy institute founded by Dwight D. Eisenhower at Columbia University. For over 60 years, The Assembly has fostered non-partisan public-policy discussions through convening, research, and publication.

  • The Fourth Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

    The Assembly is an organizer of the 4th Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, to be held December 15-17 in New Delhi.

  • Influence Mapping

    Helping data journalists and civil society groups map relationships between people, organizations, and political processes.

  • The Legacy Cities Partnership

    The Legacy Cities Partnership aims to strengthen capacities for policy change and governance reform, share lessons in urban stabilization and regeneration, and connect the array of federal, regional, state, and local initiatives in this area.

Cities

The Legacy Cities Partnership

The Legacy Cities Partnership aims to strengthen capacities for policy change and governance reform, share lessons in urban stabilization and regeneration, and connect the array of federal, regional, state, and local initiatives in this area.

Legacy Cities Design Initiative

The Legacy City Design Initiative is a network that shares innovative design practices being used to revitalize Legacy Cities.

Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities

The American Assembly's project on Historic Preservation in America's Legacy Cities seeks to assist leaders and practitioners in legacy cities in developing practical strategies for preservation, taking account of the fact that the built heritage is an asset that can be leveraged, but that long-abandonded structures can be a liability to revitalization.  

Recent

The Ecology of Access to Educational Materials

An investigation of how university students in Brazil, India, South Africa, Russia, Poland, Argentina, Colombia, and the US get the materials they need for their educations. The project looks at the mix of student copying, database licensing, commercial markets, and government regulation that together define the 'ecology of access' to textbooks and other materials.

Knowledge Economies

Influence Mapping

Helping data journalists and civil society groups map relationships between people, organizations, and political processes.

The Takedown Project

A research and network-building effort to better understand the evolution of the ‘Notice and Takedown’ process that mediates conflicts between Internet users, rights holders, and online service providers. 

The Open Syllabus Project

The American Assembly is the home of the new Open Syllabus Project (OSP), an effort to build the first large-scale online database of university course syllabi as a platform for the development of new research, teaching, and administrative tools.

Publications

Connecting People to Work: Workforce Intermediaries and Sector Strategies

Maureen Conway and Robert Giloth bring together new perspectives on workforce development strategies in the health care, construction, manufacturing and restaurant industries.

 

新兴经济体的媒体盗版 / Media Piracy in Emerging Economies

The Chinese translation of Media Piracy in Emerging Economies: the first large-scale comparative study of media markets, media piracy, and IP enforcement in the developing world.

Copy Culture in the US and Germany

A comparative study of media consumption, media acquisition, and attitudes toward copyright enforcement, based on a survey of 2300 Americans and 1000 Germans in August-September 2011.
 

Rebuilding America's Legacy Cities: New Directions for the Industrial Heartland

An effort to rethink strategies for sustainability, livability, and growth in cities facing long-term population loss, industrial decline, and other economic challenges.

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