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Does the U.S. still need affirmative action?
Published Nov 22, 2023
Experts deliberated the pros and cons of race-based affirmative action in a debate open to the public hosted by Johns Hopkins University's SNF Agora Institute
Unequal civic opportunity in the U.S.
Published Nov 13, 2023
Civic opportunity decreases as poverty levels increase, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University's SNF Agora Institute
New conservative principles for building trust in elections
Published Nov 8, 2023
Principles released with new Gallup poll that shows wide partisan gaps in electoral confidence
Report: Political violence imperils U.S. democracy
Published Nov 7, 2023
Experts from around the globe express concern for the future of U.S. electoral processes
In memoriam
Catherine Pierre, longtime JHU communications leader, dies at 53
Published Nov 2, 2023
Colleagues remember Pierre as an extraordinary writer, editor, mentor, and friend
SNF Agora awarded $6M to foster civic education
Published Oct 5, 2023
The grant will support the institute's curriculum and faculty development initiatives, including a new minor in civic life
University News
A new minor in civic life
Published Sept 5, 2023
SNF Agora's new, interdisciplinary minor in civic life prepares students to become change agents, as they bridge differences and find common ground
Democracy Day
'All of us have a role to play'
Published Aug 28, 2023
At JHU's annual Democracy Day, new students learn about the importance of—and threats to—modern democracies
Mental health and democratic agency
Published June 22, 2023
Experts from Johns Hopkins led explorations of the relationship between mental well-being and democracy at a symposium in Athens
SNF Agora names new visiting fellows
Published May 16, 2023
The incoming cohort of journalists, artists, scholars, a poet, policy consultants, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit leaders will engage with issues around democracy through a variety of lenses