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Democracy

Elections
What we learned from the midterms
Published Nov 11, 2022
Scholars from the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins convened to discuss the influence of factors such as 'Dobbs,' the war in Ukraine, and the specter of the 2024 presidential race on this year's midterm elections
Q+A
On the frontlines of dissent
Published Oct 7, 2022
Zimbabwean activist Evan Mawarire, first dissident in residence at SNF Agora, speaks Oct. 11 on the Homewood campus
Democracy Day
'Young people are not just our future, but our right now'
Published Aug 30, 2022 Video
Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott, university President Ron Daniels, and expert faculty discuss the value of democracy, as well as threats to it
SNF Agora Institute
SNF Agora Institute welcomes new cohort of Visiting Fellows
Published May 20, 2022
The new fellows, including the first Dissident in Residence, will explore social media algorithms, political corruption, campus discourse, Black voter mobilization, and other topics
Message
Daniels shares message on invasion of Ukraine
Published March 3, 2022
Resources are available to members of the Hopkins community who have been affected by the unfolding crisis
SNF Agora Institute launches debate initiative
Published March 1, 2022
The initiative will host a pair of marquee moderated debates and support a number of additional student-organized debates each year
Democracy
Intersession course lifts up dissident voices
Published Jan 27, 2022
Course led by chess champion and human rights advocate Garry Kasparov gives voice to those who risk their lives to promote democracy
Democracy's future: Our responsibility
Published Winter 2021
In a new book, JHU President Ron Daniels argues that universities—including Johns Hopkins— have a pivotal role to play in order for democracy to thrive. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Conversation
Democracy's future: Our responsibility
Published Jan 4, 2022
In a new book, JHU President Ron Daniels argues that universities—including Johns Hopkins— have a pivotal role to play in order for democracy to thrive
Daniels: Universities among the guardians of democracy
Published Oct 7, 2021
In MSNBC appearance, JHU President Ron Daniels says universities are 'absolutely critical' to bolstering democracy around the world