Frontiers of Democracy

I’ll be spending the next two days at Tisch College’s annual Frontiers of Democracy conference. Over 150 scholars and practioners will come together for engaging conversations about strengthening our democracy.

“Short take” speakers will be live streamed at the link above, and you can follow the conversation on Twitter using #DemFront.

Here is the framing statement for this year’s conference:

Frontiers 2014: The State of the Civic Field

Civic work is proliferating: many different kinds of people, working in different contexts and issue areas, are expanding the ways in which citizens engage with government, community, and each other. It is increasingly clear that growing inequality, social and political fragmentation, and lack of democratic opportunities are undermining our efforts to address public priorities such as health, education, poverty, the environment, and government reform. The 2014 “Frontiers of Democracy” conference, in downtown Boston, for an invigorating, argumentative, civil discussion on the state and future of the civic field.


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