SNF Agora Institute opens applications for student advisory board

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University is launching a student advisory board in order to facilitate student input and engagement with the institute.

Students may apply on the University Student Leadership & Engagement Opportunities website. Applications close Tuesday, May 7.

SNF Agora is a new academic and public forum dedicated to strengthening democracy by examining the root causes of polarization and developing and testing new ways to foster civic engagement, inclusive dialogue, and the open exchange of ideas. The institute will bring together a diverse group of scholars and practitioners to support these efforts. SNF Agora draws its name and inspiration from the ancient Athenian agora, a central space in the life of the city that became a place of open conversation and debate for all citizens.

The SNF Agora Institute will select up to 10 Johns Hopkins students annually to serve on a student advisory board. The student advisory board will run on the academic calendar, beginning in fall 2019, and will meet once a month. Student advisory board members will be expected to commit approximately four to five hours of their time per month. Participation is open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Members of the student advisory board will serve a one-year term, which will be renewable upon mutual agreement.

The student advisory board will work with the faculty, staff, and leadership of the institute both to raise awareness about and participate in the development of the institute's mission and presence on campus and in the broader community. For details of the board members' responsibilities, visit the Student Leadership & Engagement Opportunities website.

All interested students should complete the application below by Tuesday, May 7. Responses to application questions should not exceed 250 words.