The engaging america project (eap) wants to connect policy leaders (academics, experts, and government officials) with the American public.
Housed at American University in Washington, DC, this project will arrange conversation-driven events across the country where leading policy voices and concerned citizens can exchange ideas and share new perspectives. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of policy discussions each year produced by think tanks, universities, and other research centers. Yet these engagements remain insular affairs aimed primarily at the academic and policy communities. They rarely reach beyond establishment audiences—let alone the public at large.