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TOUCHSTONES OF DEMOCRACY SERIES

Join the Democracy Initiative's Nau History and Principles of Democracy Lab for conversations about key events,

places, texts, and thinkers that help us understand the history and principles of democracy. 

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Sign up for a One Small Step Conversation

Sometimes we need a reminder that there is humanity in every person – even those we disagree with politically. One Small Step is an opportunity to find community through open minds and open conversation.We invite you to record a One Small Step interview! 

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Please Join the UVA Karsh Institute for Democracy Dialogues: Is democracy essential to U.S.-China relations?

Virtual Event: Friday, Jan. 28th, 11am - 12:00pm

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  • Join the Democracy Initiative's Nau History and Principles of Democracy Lab for conversations about key events,

    places, texts, and thinkers that help us understand the history and principles of democracy. 

    LEARN MORE

  • Sometimes we need a reminder that there is humanity in every person – even those we disagree with politically. One Small Step is an opportunity to find community through open minds and open conversation.We invite you to record a One Small Step interview! 

    Register Here

  • Virtual Event: Friday, Jan. 28th, 11am - 12:00pm

    REGISTER HERE

In the Spotlight

Learn more about UVA Democracy Iniative's partnership with StoryCorps One Small Step. 

Siva Vaidhyanathan writes for The Guardian on recent leaks exposing Facebook and Instagram.

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.

The Jefferson School African American Heritage Center selected to recieve the Lee statue, with plans to transform it into a new work of art that will reflect racial justice and inclusion

Professor Daniel Gingerich and Post-Doctoral Researcher Jan Vogler analyze what the Black Death can tell us about the impact of modern pandemics.

The Religion, Race & Democracy Lab seeks story ideas from first-generation graduate and undergraduate students on how religion and race contribute to, challenge, and complicate democratic societies. Deadline: December 6.

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“The impact of our work will reverberate in the future citizen-leaders we educate, in the innovative research that advances our understanding of the democratic project, and in the public engagement that influences its future prospects through policy.”

-Ian Baucom, Dean of Arts & Sciences