What kind of public conversation is necessary to restore faith in our collective possibilities, repair the trust that binds Americans together, and build the civic competence necessary to meet the challenges ahead?
At the State of American Democracy conference in 2017, prominent writers, scholars, educators, and public officials addressed the historic and institutional origins of our situation. With the publication of Democracy Unchained, we focus on strengthening democratic institutions and the "habits of heart" that undergird a robust democratic civic culture. Join the conversation at one of our events addressing democratic renewal.
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- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC
June 14, 2020
- The Alliance Center hosts "Counting on Resilience with the 2020 Census" on March 26 at 5:30pm
March 26, 2020
- Ganesh Sitaraman Gets a 2020 Lab for His Ideas
February 15, 2020
- Bakari Kitwana on The Rap Sessions Hiphop and Presidential Elections Archive (video from the Hutchins Center)
February 5, 2020
- New book by Andrew Gumbel tells how George State University tore up the rule book for educating lower-income students.
October 31, 2019
- Grant Oliphant, President of the Heinz Endowments, on "Who Do We Mean by We?"
September 30, 2019
Join us at an upcoming conversation
Postponed: The Spirit of Democracy
to be rescheduled for this fall
April 14, 2020
To be rescheduled: Democracy & Technology
San Francisco, CA
June 8-9, 2020
Postponed: Climate Change, Urban Design & Democracy