Registration has just opened for Frontiers of Democracy 2016.
Hosted by my former colleagues at Tufts University’s Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Frontiers annually brings together a diverse group of scholars and practitioners to discuss timely issues in the civic field.
This gathering, which will take place in Boston June 23 – 25, is one of the highlights of my year as people from a range of disciplines come together to share insights, questions, ideas, and advice.
(In full disclosure, I am totally biased in this view as I have done some work helping to organize this conference over the years.)
This year’s conference will focus on “the politics of discontent,” which is define broadly and view in a global perspective. The organizing team is still accepting proposals for interactive “learning exchanges,” which can be submitted online here: http://tinyurl.com/zxy5jph.
Special guest speakers this year include:
- Danielle Allen, Harvard University, author of Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality (2014)
- Laura Grattan, Wellesley College, author of Populism’s Power: Radical Grassroots Democracy in America (2016)
- Joseph Hoereth, Director of the Institute for Policy and Civic Engagement at the University of Illinois at Chicago
- Helen Landemore, Yale University, author of Democratic Reason: Politics, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many (2012)
- Talmon J. Smith, Tufts ’16, a Huffington Post columnist on political reform
- Victor Yang, an organizer for the SEIU
Register here and I hope to see you in June!