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McCourtney Institute for Democracy

McCourtney Institute for Democracy

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The McCourtney Institute for Democracy's mission is to promote scholarship and practical innovations that defend and advance democracy in the United States and abroad. Through teaching, research, and public outreach, the Institute leverages the resources of Penn State to foster a model of deliberation, policymaking, and responsiveness that is at once passionate, informed, and civil.

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Peniel E. Joseph, “The Third Reconstruction”

In The Third Reconstruction, historian Peniel E. Joseph offers a powerful and personal new interpretation of recent history. The racial reckoning that...

3/23 4pm
Barbara F. Walter

Over the last two decades, the number of active civil wars around the world has almost doubled. Walter reveals the warning signs—where wars tend to start,...

4/6 4pm

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