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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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Frances Lee, Princeton University: The Limits of Party: Congress & Lawmaking in a Polarized Era

It is well known that party conflict is far more pervasive in the contemporary Congress. When party conflict occurs, members vote much more reliably with...

1/29 4pm
Center for Democratic Deliberation Kenneth Burke Lecture: Catherine Squires

Catherine R. Squires is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of multiple books, including Dispatches from...

4/16 4pm
Carol Anderson: One Person, No Vote

In "One Person No Vote," Carol Anderson follows the story of states that seek to restrict voter access through photo ID requirements, gerrymandering, poll...

4/23 4pm

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