P3 Lab

The P3 lab examines the way civic and political organizations make the participation of ordinary people Possible, Probable, and Powerful.

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 PossibleProbable, 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.

Learn more about the P3 lab.