The Charles Koch Foundation is Leading Efforts to Unite on Key Challenges
02-15-2019 03:39pm

The Charles Koch Foundation is Leading Efforts to Unite on Key Challenges

Our founder, Charles Koch, recently urged individuals to come together to “unite with anybody to do right.”

In January, the Charles Koch Foundation participated in The Seminar Network conference, a three-day event in California where more than 700 scholars, researchers, policymakers, newsmakers, and philanthropists discussed the challenges facing the country and how individuals can come together, regardless of their differences, to develop solutions.

Highlighted during the conference was the Foundation’s work in improving civil discourse and addressing intolerance through the Courageous Collaborations initiative, the impact criminal justice research has had the on the recent move towards reform, and research into how different forms of education can help students reach their full potential.

Courageous Collaborations

We're working to understand what drives intolerance and the best ways to cure it.

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