Letter from Charles Koch Foundation and Charles Koch Institute on COVID-19 Pandemic
03-18-2020 05:05pm Letter from Charles Koch Foundation and Charles Koch Institute on COVID-19 Pandemic Today we stand together with everyone in this country and around the world to do all we can to support one another and prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic Read the Full Letter
StoryCorps Connect during COVID-19: Finding a new way to share America's stories
05-20-2020 01:20pm StoryCorps Connect during COVID-19: Finding a new way to share America's stories StoryCorps pivots to digital to keep building connections between people during the pandemic. Read More
Free speech provides comfort during COVID-19 pandemic
05-19-2020 05:39pm Free speech provides comfort during COVID-19 pandemic Trying circumstances can also present opportunities for people to come together. When people feel as if they face a common challenge, differences and divisions begin to blur. That’s cause for optimism. Read More
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    We work to expand the public debate about what foreign policy will make us more safe and secure, and we support a new generation of experts re-examining prevailing orthodoxy.

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08-07-2020 05:00pm

The Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship program welcomes new cohort

Late last week dozens of journalists from newsrooms around the country got together online to discuss best practices in covering racial injustice protests with practiced reporters from the Associated Press.

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08-06-2020 01:11pm

NEW POLL: 3 in 4 Americans want troops home from Afghanistan, Iraq; favor less defense spending, less military engagement abroad

A new YouGov poll commissioned by the Charles Koch Institute shows Americans are strongly supportive of bringing our troops home from Afghanistan and Iraq, want the United States to spend less on defense, and generally want a more realist American foreign policy.

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08-04-2020 01:00pm

VELA Education Fund will develop and launch innovative learning experiences

Launched today, VELA — which means “sails” in Latin — will support and connect individuals and organizations that are innovating outside the lines to create alternative education solutions that recognize children as individuals.

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