There are only two days left until the next event in the Kluge Center’s Pillars of Democracy series, hosted with the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute. Register now so that you’re ready to watch live on Thursday.
In this event, streamed live on Zoom at 4pm on October 21, Beth Simone Noveck, Jeffrey A. Rosen, and Susan Dudley will examine the administrative state that effectively comprises a fourth branch of government, yet receives far less attention than the presidency or congress. Panelists will consider the problem of accountability that situation can create, and possibilities for strengthening Americans’ trust in administrative institutions.
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On August 19, the John W. Kluge Center held the second event in the Pillars of Democracy series, looking at the US presidency. The full event is available here. In the words of Kluge Center Director John Haskell, who introduced the event, the intention of the series is to provide “a full picture of the […]
For decades America’s civic and governmental institutions have lost the trust of the people, and sometimes even come under direct attack. Commentators offer various explanations for what has happened. Many point to a loss of faith in authority figures beginning with the Vietnam War and the corruption of Watergate, and the movement in the 1960s […]
The John W. Kluge Center and the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University are proud to release Social Movements and American Democracy in the 21st Century, a discussion moderated by Theda Skocpol and featuring panelists Hahrie Han, Dana Fisher, and Leah Wright Rigueur. Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at […]
The Kluge Center’s new series looking at how American institutions have lost the trust of the public premieres at 4pm today. You can still register and watch here. But if you miss the live event today, the recorded event will be available beginning on July 22 on the Library of Congress Youtube channel. Learn more […]
For decades America’s civic and governmental institutions have lost the trust of the people, and sometimes even come under direct attack. Commentators offer various explanations for what has happened. Many point to a loss of faith in authority figures beginning with the Vietnam War and the corruption of Watergate. A movement in the 1960s and […]
In June 2020, the Kluge Center announced Danielle Allen as the winner of the Kluge Prize, launching the Our Common Purpose Campaign for Civic Strength at the Library of Congress. Allen hosted a series of exciting conversations at the Library to explore the nation’s civic life and ways that people from all political beliefs and […]
Origin stories are never simple, and this is as true for countries as it is for individuals, ideas, and cultures. That the term “nation-state,” which designates one of the primary building blocks of modern geopolitical order, is a compound word speaks to this complexity, and there are many reasons why scholars are unable to fully […]
At any point in time we might look at our political institutions – Congress, the presidency, the courts, elections, etc. – and see them as static, impervious to change in the larger social or cultural environment. In fact, that perception is wrong. Our political institutions evolve just as the larger culture does. As the nation’s […]
This is part two of a guest post by Janna Deitz, Kluge Center Program Specialist in Outreach and Partnerships. Find the first post here. Sarah Binder is the most recent Kluge Chair in American Law and Governance, Professor of Political Science at George Washington University, and senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. […]