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Will Friedman, Ph.D
President, Public Agenda
Will Friedman, Ph.D. is the president of Public Agenda, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that partners with citizens and leaders to navigate complex and divisive issues and work together toward solutions. He joined the organization in 1994, became associate director of research in 1996 and founded its public engagement department in 1997.
Dr. Friedman has overseen Public Agenda's steady and expanding stream of work aimed at helping communities and states build capacity to tackle tough issues in more inclusive, deliberative and collaborative ways. In 2007, he established Public Agenda's Center for Advances in Public Engagement (CAPE), which conducts action research and evaluation to assess the impacts of public engagement and improve its practice.