Welcome to The Ohio State University Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability (IDEA). The Institute is the successor to the Democracy Studies program. Our core focus on generating and disseminating knowledge about elections and political institutions has not changed. IDEA’s mission, however, has expanded to include programming surrounding the motto of the university “education for citizenship,” as well as fostering a community of political dialogue within and beyond the university. With these aims in mind, we have an exciting slate of events and projects planned. We hope that you can join us!