In recent years, concerns about threats to democracy have often been couched in the form of a metaphor: contagion. Researchers, analysts, and activists have issued dire warnings of the threats posed by fascist, populist, and authoritarian movements spreading, like a disease, throughout the bodies of democratic societies and institutions. Indications of democracy’s vulnerabilities to attack abound.
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The lab's recent film, God $ Green: An Unholy Alliance, featured in Yale's Climate Connections.
Siva Vaidhyanathan writes for Wired on Facebook's failing antitrust and content moderationt tools.
The Equity Center worked with Albemarle County’s Office of Equity and Inclusion to create an Equity Profile anaylizing various conditions across demographic groups and geographic areas that contribute to well-being.
Memory Project Director Jalane Schmidt comments on Charlottesville's confederate statues finally coming down for CNN.
Professor Daniel Gingerich and Post-Doctoral Researcher Jan Vogler analyze what the Black Death can tell us about the impact of modern pandemics.
Todd Sechser, Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia and Senior Fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, joined the UVA Club of Richmond for a discussion on Addressing Nuclear Weapons and International Threats.
Co-Director Laurent Dubois provides a histrocial introduction of Haiti's political climate for CBC News: The House.
Co-Director Laurent Dubois comments for Aljazeera on the recent assassination of Haiti President Jovenel Moïse.
President Jim Ryan and Co-Director Melody Barnes on the establishment of UVA's Karsh Institute of Democracy.