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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
President Daniels: With democracy in danger, universities must step up
Published Oct 5, 2021
In his new book, 'What Universities Owe Democracy,' JHU President Ron Daniels explores the ways in which universities support democracies and key actions they must consider to strengthen their standing as core democratic institutions
New students get a democracy crash course
Published Sept 1, 2021
Participants in inaugural Democracy Day learn about the role of a university in a democratic society and the value of free inquiry, civic engagement
SNF Agora Institute names 11 Visiting Fellows
Published May 11, 2021
The new cohort will collaborate with members of the Johns Hopkins community on projects that further the institute's mission to foster global democracy
Disability and the democratic process
Published Jan 4, 2021
The 2020 election highlighted the ways the disability community is excluded from both the right to vote and access to voting
Let's rebuild, together
Published Nov 3, 2020
Composer and activist Du Yun, born and raised in Shanghai and currently based in New York, urges unity after the election
We must find the socialized strangers
Published Nov 3, 2020
Adam Seth Levine, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute associate professor of health policy and management, discusses why overcoming our differences is so critical to self-governance
An informed citizenry
Published Oct 30, 2020
We must do more to foster in young people the skills, knowledge, and tolerance they need to be better citizens, writes School of Education expert Ashley Rogers Berner
The authoritarian playbook
Published Oct 30, 2020
Lisel Hintz, who has studied the rise of populism, de-democratization, and authoritarianism in Turkey, sees troubling signs that the U.S. is on a similar path