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Intersession 2020
JHU offers deep dive on democracy
Published Nov 15, 2019
Courses taught by President Ronald J. Daniels, SNF Agora Institute faculty, and visiting experts will allow students to explore issues at the heart of American politics
Election 2020
'It's going to be a complete mess'
Published Nov 14, 2019
Journalists, scholars offer dire assessment of the preparedness of big tech platforms to handle the coming wave of fake news and electoral meddling
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Experts explore the future of civics education
Published Nov 7, 2019
Educators, journalists, and nonprofit leaders discuss the vital role civics plays in a healthy democracy at D.C. forum
Digital media+Discourse
Outrage overload?
Published Sept 25, 2019
Yale psychologist Molly Crockett shares insights from her work suggesting social media—and its encouragement of moral outrage in particular—may be changing our brains
Facilities
SNF Agora Institute building plans unveiled
Published Sept 19, 2019
Architects at Renzo Piano Building Workshop envision 'open, accessible, transparent' building that can host conferences, speakers, art exhibitions, community events
Discourse
SNF Agora director lays out institute's guiding principles
Published June 27, 2019
At Athens workshop, political scientist Hahrie Han says citizens must cultivate the capacity to engage in their democracy
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On peace, tribalism, and conflict
Published June 24, 2019
Beyond Conflict founder Tim Phillips speaks as part of the SNF Agora Institute's "Talking (and Listening) Across Divides" conference Wednesday
Journalist Anne Applebaum joins SNF Agora Institute
Published April 25, 2019
Applebaum, a 'Washington Post' columnist and an expert on the history of communism and post-communist Europe, will also join JHU's School of Advanced International Studies as a senior fellow
Democracy Dialogues
Big tech, China, and the new age of activism
Published April 19, 2019
Zeynep Tufekci and Alec Ross discuss the complex intersection of technology and democracy at event hosted by SNF Agora Institute
Hahrie Han named SNF Agora Institute director
Published April 4, 2019
Han comes to Hopkins from UC Santa Barbara with a research focus on civic and political participation, collective action, organizing, and social change