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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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Brown Democracy Medal

Joanna Lydgate, Norman Eisen, and Christine Todd Whitman, founders and co-chairs of the States United Democracy Center, will receive the 2022 Brown Democracy...

10/20 4pm
Jamelle Bouie

The missing ingredient in American democracy is political equality, the idea that all citizens are of equal weight, even if they aren’t of equal voice. It’s...

10/27 4pm

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