Information Policy

Bowling Green Civic Assembly

The Bowling Green Civic Assembly is a pilot process for strengthening the feedback loops between citizens, civic groups, elected leaders, and local media in communities.

Influence Mapping

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

The Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest

A three-day forum for advancing evidence-based, public-interest intellectual property policies that balance the needs of creators and the public and for researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.

The Takedown Project

An effort to better understand how the ‘Notice and Takedown’ process mediates conflicts between Internet users, rights holders, and online service providers. Our empirical study of the issue was published in March 2016.

The Open Syllabus Project

The American Assembly is the home of the 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.

Shadow Libraries

2018. Joe Karaganis (ed.)
Shadow Libraries examines how students get the materials they need for their educations.

Bowling Green Civic Assembly

The Civic Assembly is an approach to helping communities by strengthening the feedback loops between citizens, civic groups, elected leaders, and local media.



Oligrapher is a downloadable social network mapping tool designed to support the work of data journalists and other researchers who tell stories using complex social network data and any dataset.  

Notice and Takedown in Everyday Practice

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.

The Open Syllabus Explorer


A navigable map of the higher ed curriculum based on one million syllabi.

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