SNF Agora Institute Director Hahrie Han is faculty director of the P3 lab, which seeks to understand how to make the participation of ordinary people Possible, Probable, and Powerful in a way that helps realize democracy in the United States and around the world, and equips us to create sustainable, just, and equitable futures.
Possible — All people must have the ability to actively participate. This means we work to identify and remove societal barriers that prohibit participation and implementation of policies.
Probable — People must want, and should be encouraged, to take part in the political process.
Powerful — Too often, we hear people say that their participation in the process doesn’t make a difference. To combat this, our research explores how to make participation more impactful — having a tangible effect on policy decisions and improving the lives of their community.