The Bowling Green Civic Assembly Report (June 2018)

2018. Joe Karaganis, Stephanie Sung, Sam Ford

Over 2,000 people participated in our '' online civic conversation in Bowling Green, Kentucky. This report unpacks the Bowling Green results and explains the methodology.

"Middle Neighborhoods: Action Agenda for a National Movement" (March 2018)

2018. Paul C. Brophy (ed.), Pamela Puchalski (ed.), Stephanie Sung (ed.)

"Middle Neighborhoods: Action Agenda for a National Movement" is a report that summarizes discussions on policy, practice, and research, as well as priorities and recommendations for action following the meeting, held November 15-16, 2017 in Baltimore.

Download the summary report.

Notice and Takedown in Everyday Practice (March 2016)

2016. Jennifer Urban, Joe Karaganis, Brianna Schofield

A report exploring how the notice and takedown process became one of the principle mechanisms for regulating freedom of expression, and what it means when robots take over the job of mediating conflicts over online speech.

"Action Agenda for Historic Preservation in Legacy Cities" (Dec. 2015)

2015. Cara Bertron (ed.)

A report containing a nine-point strategy to shape new approaches to preservation, to adapt existing tools and policies used by preservationists, and to promote place-based collaboration, especially in legacy cities like Newark, Detroit, and Cleveland.

The 3rd Global Congress Research Survey (Nov. 2013)

2013. Joe Karaganis (ed.)

The American Assembly surveyed members of the Global Congress community to learn more about current projects and priorities in global research and advocacy on intellectual property and access to knowledge. 

"Revitalizing the Legacy Cities of Upstate New York" (Dec. 2012)


A report that calls for stronger partnerships among municipal governments and local anchor institutions, for regional export plans and venture funds, and for fully utilizing the opportunities afforded by then-Governor Andrew Cuomo's Regional Economic Development Councils in the service of New York's struggling upstate cities.

The Washington Declaration on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest (Sept. 2011)

2011. Statement of the Congress

The Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest convened over 180 experts from 32 countries and 6 continents to help re-articulate the public interest dimension in intellectual property law and policy.  The Washington Declaration is the result of that large-scale conversation.

"Reinventing America's Legacy Cities: Strategies for Cities Losing Population" (June 2011)


A product of the 2011 "Legacy Cities" Assembly in Detroit, "Reinventing America's Legacy Cities: Strategies for Cities Losing Population" reflects a consensus of participants from that Assembly.

"Governance of Financial Institutions"

2009. The American Assembly

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, this report is a call for stronger risk management, clearer executive compensation policies, and stronger expectations for (and regulation of) financial-sector governance.  The report derives from The American Assembly event held in 2009, which brought together fifty leaders and experts in the financial sector.

The Next Generation Project: U.S. Global Policy & The Future of International Institutions - National Assembly

2008. The American Assembly

The culminating report of The Next Generation Project series.

Retooling for Growth: Building a Twenty-first Century Economy in America's Older Industrial Areas

2007. The American Assembly

From the 2007 Assembly of the same name, this report explores policy strategies for revitalizing older US industrial areas that no longer effectively compete in the global economy.

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