Influence Mapping

Helping data journalists and civil society groups map and analyze complex relationships of power.

The US Air Force Academy Assembly

Convened annually since 1959, the Academy Assembly is an undergraduate-led conference held by the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) and co-sponsored with The American Assembly. Cadets help organize and take part in a 3-day discussion of a major theme in American foreign policy, in dialog with academic experts and government officials.

Eisenhower Memorial Legacy Organization


The Eisenhower Memorial Commission recently launched an interactive website that shares the unique history and mission of The American Assembly, which was founded by Eisenhower during his time as president of Columbia University. The Assembly is honored to be featured as the first legacy organization of Dwight D. Eisenhower on the Commission's memorial website.

The Future of the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Changing World

On May 1st, 2015, at The Center for Strategic and International Studies, over sixty men and women from government, the private sector, and academia attended a day-long Assembly on "The Future of the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Changing World." 

55th U.S. Air Force Academy Assembly

US India Relations: Partners in Democracy

54th U.S. Air Force Academy Assembly

US-China Relations: Conflict or Cooperation in the 21st Century.

The Future of Social Welfare in America

1989. The American Assembly

From the 1989 Assembly on The Future of Social Welfare in America, this report advocates improved access to high-quality health care while containing costs, an improved education system with greater involvement of the private sector, and efforts to reform welfare dependency.

A Workable Government? The Constitution After 200 Years

1987. Burke Marshall (ed.)

Despite numerous amendments to the Constitution, the basic institutional framework of US government remains largely unchanged since 1787. This institutional conservatism gives rise to regular reexaminations and crises as that framework takes on new functions and faces new challenges.  This volume explores whether that framework remains adequate to the challenges of governing a modern superpower and larger and more diverse polity.  

The U.S. Constitution Today

1987. The American Assembly

The intitial report from the 1987 Assembly of the same name, this document reflects participants' consensus about the overall health of and challenges facing the American constitutional framework.  Broadly speaking, participants viewed the structure as sound but under considerable stress as the country confronts complex problems in both domestic and foreign affairs.


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