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SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University

HQ Country
United States
Office locations
United States
Where they work
Modality of engagement
(Civic) education, Convening of dialogues, Events, Research/analysis/knowledge production
Thematic area
Citizen participation, Civil society strengthening, Countering authoritarianism, Democratic innovations, Elections, Local democracy, Peacebuilding, Social movements/collective action, Youth

Our objective is to translate the best insights from academic scholarship into actionable knowledge in the real world. As we are a university-based institute, our students and faculty are our core constituencies. However, through our research, teaching, and practice, our objective is to impact people who are or will become leaders of the modern-day agora. This includes the community leaders, advocates, non-governmental organizations, party organizations, public thinkers, and arbiters of the public information sphere who are catalysts of civil society around the world, and the students at Johns Hopkins who will go on to fill those positions. These leaders of the modern agora act as intermediaries connecting people to the political process, to allow proper functioning of the norms, behaviors, and institutions that make liberal democracy possible.

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