SNF Agora TopicsSNF Agora aims to create a space for the vital research and learning that will help us make sense of the issues of the moment and chart a productive path forward.
- Bridging Divides
- Civic Life and Engagement
As coronavirus spreads across the country and around the globe, we are facing a crisis not just in healthcare, but also in how we live, work, learn, engage, and come together to govern ourselves as citizens and in communities. The SNF Agora Institute is dedicating to exploring the political and policy implications of COVID-19 by partnering with experts from Johns Hopkins University and beyond.
- Elections and Voting
How can we distinguish truth from fiction when disinformation plagues our sources of news and information? What does disinformation mean for the future of global democracy? SNF Agora Faculty and Fellows are leading the conversation about the impact of disinformation on elections and voting, polarization and partisanship, and democracy itself.
Around the world, we have seen populist leaders—including in India, Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela—rise to powers and win reelection. SNF Agora Faculty and Fellows are monitoring this recent trend of growing populist movements and examine how populism and populist governments threaten liberal democracy.
Race, Ethnicity, and Democracy
SNF Agora Institute faculty and fellows explore the history of race and racism in America and around the world, and look for ways to talk about race, identity, and polarization that bridge divides and put us on a durable pathway forward.
In a time where democratic institutions and values are uncertain, the need to equip young people with political knowledge, political skills, habits of engagement, and civil tolerance is now more pressing than ever before. The SNF Agora Institute is committed to leading the conversation around the importance of civic education in sustaining democratic society.
- Organizing and Social Movements
- Youth Activism and Engagement
In today’s society, polarization and division between racial, religious, cultural, and political groups is commonplace. How can we find a path forward when polarization not only creates conflict and gridlock, but is used as a political tactic? The experts at SNF Agora are dedicated to examining polarization, one of the greatest threats to democracy today.
- Panel Discussion May.21.2021 Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide
- Conversation Feb.10.2021 SNF Agora Student Forum: Closing the Civilian-Military Divide
- Panel Discussion Feb.3.2021 Faith, Race, and Politics: One Year Later