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Can Higher Ed Renew Our Democracy?

In new paper, Danielle Allen explores how higher ed can play a role in promoting the health of our democracy.

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Elections and Voting Summer Reading List
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Elections and Voting Summer Reading List

A collection of must-reads curated by Ash Center’s Tova Wang showcases new ideas and efforts to build a more inclusive democracy in the US.

Antiracism Summer Reading List
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Antiracism Summer Reading List

15 noteworthy recent releases handpicked by the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project.

Crowd Counting Consortium: Three Things the Pro-Palestine Movement Is Not

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Crowd Counting Consortium: Three Things the Pro-Palestine Movement Is Not

New Crowd Counting Consortium analysis from Nonviolent Action Lab Program Director Jay Ulfelder sets the record straight on arrests numbers and claims of violence stemming from protests sparked by the war in Gaza.

Campus Protests and Police Force: An Ethical Framework

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Campus Protests and Police Force: An Ethical Framework

In a new essay, Archon Fung looks at this current wave of campus protests and asks if civil disobedience is permissible, and how much disruption should be tolerated at universities today.

Warding off new attempts to steal an election
a photograph of protestors storming the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021

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Warding off new attempts to steal an election

At the Ash Center, Lawrence Lessig, Matthew Seligman, and Ian Bassin discuss the looming threats to our next presidential election.