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Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA)

The Ohio State Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA) aims to further the mission of a great land grant university. We seek to mobilize the resources of the academy to serve the public good in our local, state, national and international communities. We focus on three related areas:

  • Generating and disseminating knowledge about American political institutions, with a special emphasis on elections
  • Studying and fostering high quality political dialogue and deliberation
  • Furthering the university’s mission announced in its motto: "education for citizenship"

Contact information: 


2058 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210

Michael Neblo