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Politics+Society

COVID-19
Could COVID-19 vaccines become mandatory in the U.S.?
Published Nov 20, 2020
While there is legislative precedent for vaccine mandates, legal and public health expert Joanne Rosen says other strategies could help U.S. states achieve widespread vaccination for COVID-19
Coronavirus
COVID-19 pandemic enters its most serious phase in U.S.
Published Nov 19, 2020
Amid record surges of the coronavirus, Johns Hopkins public health experts advise hunkering down to save lives in the months ahead
The Democracy Project
A democracy for all
Published Nov 19, 2020
Democracy is a system of government for the whole population. Freedom from violence—physical or psychological—is fundamental to that promise.
Hopkins offers several democracy-themed spring courses
Published Nov 18, 2020
The courses will give students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the democratic process and bolster their civic engagement
Democracy and the university in the age of COVID-19
Published Nov 11, 2020
Universities, which are committed to free inquiry and the peaceful contestation of ideas, are indispensable to liberal democracy. At a time when liberal democracy is itself increasingly fragile, we need them more than ever.
Arts
Forging friendships across political divides
Published Nov 6, 2020
SNF Agora Institute, Peabody Institute, and Hopkins at Home host a free radio broadcast of the celebrated opera 'Scalia/Ginsburg' this weekend
Election 2020
In election's wake, a call for humility, empathy, and understanding
Published Nov 4, 2020
While votes continue to be counted, SAIS Dean Eliot Cohen shares his insights about the lessons we still haven't learned from 2016
Q+A
What role will the courts play in determining the election's outcome?
Published Nov 3, 2020
Steven Schneebaum, a constitutional law expert at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, explores election scenarios and ponders the role of the judiciary in the electoral process
Q+A
Election fallout: Could partisan division prompt civil upheaval?
Published Nov 3, 2020
Political scientist Eugene Finkel discusses the threat of large-scale violence in response to the 2020 general election—regardless of who wins
Perspective
As election concludes, patience is critical
Published Nov 3, 2020
The job of voters will soon be done, but in a high-stakes election that promises a historic turnout, the winners may not soon be known, JHU political scientist Robert Lieberman writes