Our Model: Ideas
As a think tank, ideas are our business. Sagamore built on this foundation by forming an expert network of fellows providing independent and innovative research and analysis to public and private sector leaders.
Center for America's Purpose
The Center for America's Purpose identifies historical guideposts to bolster national-security strategy in the 21st century, applies the lessons of history to the challenges of today and seeks to remind the American people that as civilization’s first-responder and last line of defense, the United States is a force for good in the world.
Indiana Conference on Citizenship
Our nation was founded on the idea that citizens would be at the center of the American Experiment. That means citizens need to be informed and engaged for our democracy to survive and thrive. Indiana is a place where citizenship is done well. Sagamore hosts the annual Indiana Conference on Citizenship to build even better citizens.
Israeli Palestinian Economic Forum
The Israeli Palestinian Economic Forum is hosted annually by the Integrated Business Roundtable. A unifying conviction among the Roundtable partners is that increased direct investment in high quality business enterprise is the sturdiest pathway to shared prosperity.
More God Less Crime
Through years of research, criminologist Byron Johnson has uncovered strong evidence that religion can be a powerful antidote to crime, but why is it that this “faith factor” is rarely included in traditional conversations about prisoner rehabilitation? In his new release More God, Less Crime, Johnson explores this discrepancy and provides readers with practical insights that could transform the effectiveness of our current criminal justice system.
The Crisis in Ukraine
Senior Fellow Alan W. Dowd heads the Center for America’s Purpose (CAP) at Sagamore Institute. CAP was launched in 2014 to promote America’s leadership role in the world through published work and policy speeches. Click below to browse a Sagamore-curated list of Dowd's best work related to the crisis in Ukraine.
Reforming Criminal Justice in Indiana
Pursuant to HEA 1006 (2014), the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is required annually to gather data and analyze the impact of Indiana’s criminal code reform on local units of government, the Department of Correction, and the judicial center. In early 2015, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute commissioned the Sagamore Institute to conduct the initial report, as well as the second report in 2016.