Government

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The participants in this Assembly, drawn from government, law, and academic backgrounds, convened to discuss the health of the American constitutional structure.  Participants found the structure to be sound, but were mindful of the fact that the United States faced increasingly compex probl...
Publications
Three one-day meetings held at the Meridian International Center in Washington, DC in late 2009 and 2010 and co-sponsored with the Center for a New American Security addressed the topics of “Obama – One Year Later," "U.S. Global Policy: Challenges to Building a 21st Century Grand Strategy,...
This 2001 report from the Uniting America series, "Collaborating to Make Democracy Work," cited collaboration between the public, private, and nonprofit sectors as advantageous if tangible policy goals are set with proper research to back them up.  Participants looked to business leaders ...
The participants in this Assembly, drawn from government, law, and academic backgrounds, gathered to discuss the health of the American constitutional structure.  Participants found the structure to be sound, but were mindful of the fact that the United States faced increasingly compex probl...
Since the 1987 inception of the Constitution, the social and economic fabric of the United States has been vastly transformed, as has the role of the United States in global affairs. Is the government created centuries ago in Philadelphia still workable today? Is the separation of powers bet...
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Sonal Shah

Sonal Shah served as Director of the Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the White House from 2009 to 2011, where she coordinated government efforts to aid innovative nonprofits and social entrepreneurs. An American Assembly Next Generation Fellow in 2009, Shah managed and implemented two of Google.org's global development initiatives and served on President Obama's Transition Board. Currently, she is an Institute of Politics fellow at Harvard University.