Civics & The Future of Democracy Conference with The Atlantic

“Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.” John Adams, 1765

Despite widespread agreement that civic education is a pillar of democracy, there is little consensus about what it should look like.

On November 6, The Atlantic and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University will bring together thought leaders from education, business, and government to discuss civic education in a moment fraught with uncertainty for our democratic values and institutions.

Unable to attend in person? Viewers can watch the conference via our Facebook Livestream.

Speakers include:

  • Yoni Appelbaum​, Ideas Editor, The Atlantic ​
  • Ronald Daniels​, President, Johns Hopkins University
  • Louise Dubé​, Executive Director, iCivics
  • Paul Finkelman​, President, Gratz College
  • Wayne Frederick​, President, Howard University
  • Susan Hennessey​, Executive Editor, Lawfare ​
  • Kathleen Koch​, Author and Journalist
  • Jessica Marshall​, Doctoral Student, Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy
  • Carol Quillen​, President, Davidson College
  • Michael Rebell​, Professor and Executive Director, Center for Educational Equity at Teachers College, Columbia University ​
  • Ahmed Sesay,​ Classical High School, Class of 2019 ​
  • Natalie Tran​, Executive Director, Creative Artists Agency Foundation
  • Alia Wong​, Staff Writer, The Atlantic ​
  • Shelina Warren​, Social Studies Teacher, Dunbar High School
  • Mohamed Younis​, Editor in Chief, Gallup News ​