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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 Ceremony: Srdja Popovic

Srdja Popovic, executive director of the Center for Applied Nonviolent Actions and Strategies (CANVAS) will receive the Brown Democracy Medal for his work in...

3/25 4pm
Center for Democratic Deliberation Kenneth Burke Lecture: Ersula J. Ore

"Civility, Rhetorical Impatience, and the Reclamation of Time: The Case of Sandra Bland" Dr. Ersula J. Ore is an associate professor of African and...

4/14 12pm
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...

9/21 4pm

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