The Ash Center's Democratic Governance Program serves as a center of teaching, learning, and research on the most pressing issues related to democracy around the world. Through a community of faculty, fellows, and students, the Democracy Program examines such issues as citizen participation, transparency, legislative negotiation, the role of technology on democratic institutions and processes.  We do this through social science research, teaching case development and trainings, practitioner-based engagements, and public policy oriented scholarship. We invite you to explore our various research projects and initiatives and learn more about our work and how you can get involved.