Public Policy & Political Science

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  • Clean Energy Now?: The Future of European Energy After Ukraine

    While the conversation about shifting away from fossil fuels to mitigate climate change is not new, the Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought new attention to the need to accelerate the roll out of clean energy technologies. Russia - the world’s third largest oil producer after the US and Saudi...

  • Democracy: The Role Our Institutions Play

    Join the SNF Agora Institute and Hopkins at Home for a brief conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels about the role institutions play in supporting and strengthening democracy.

    Speaker Pelosi and President Daniels will be discussing how we ...

  • How Bibliotherapy Can Help Us Process Challenging Emotions - Session 1

    Baltimore City’s residents have long struggled with issues of inequity, poverty, and violence. In 2020, on top of a crippling pandemic, Baltimore saw 335 individuals die by homicide. In the face of a virtual school year necessitated by quarantine, opportunities for young people to connect with ea...

  • Educational Pluralism

    It’s time for a new approach to funding education. Instead of pitting district schools against charter schools against private schools, we need a funding model which lifts all boats – improving education across the board. This approach is called Educational Pluralism.

    Join Professor Ashley Roger...

  • What Universities Owe Democracy: A Conversation with President Ron Daniels

    Join Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and SNF Agora faculty member Liliana Mason for a discussion of President Daniels’ recent book, What Universities Owe Democracy, which examines the role higher education can play in helping to restore American democracy in this moment of de...

  • Johns Hopkins Programs Impacting Marylanders: JHU Disability Health

    This next installment of the Government and Community Affairs’ Showcase Series will highlight the Johns Hopkins University Disability Health Research Center. Dr. Bonnielin Swenor will share how the work of the Center is helping to make Maryland a leader in accessibility and disability inclusion a...

  • The Science of Building Successful Movements

    What’s the difference between a movement that wins victories for its constituents, and one that fails? What are the factors that make collective action powerful?

    Join professor of political science and SNF Agora Institute director Hahrie Han for a discussion of her new book, Prisms of the People...

  • "Being Other": A Community Discussion Series, APIDA

    2020 brought us more than a pandemic. During this unprecedented time, violence against members of the APIDA community has spiked and continued discrimination against APIDA individuals is now squarely the focus of public attention. Join us for a panel discussion with members of the Hopkins APIDA c...

  • Hopkins on the Hill 2021

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    Hopkins on the Hill is a biennial showcase of the range, value, and impact of federally-funded research and programming at Johns Hopkins University. This year, we’re taking our science into your homes and onto your screens. Hear from early career researchers and practitioners to learn about their...

  • "Being Other": A Community Discussion Series

    2020 brought us more than a pandemic. During this unprecedented time, the rights of the LGBTQIA community continue to claim the spotlight. Even as the Supreme Court ruled to protect gay, lesbian, and transgender employees from discrimination based on sex, across the US more than 100 bills at the ...

  • The Influence of the Black Woman's Vote in the South

    Join us for an exploration of the Carolinas and Georgia, through the lens of voting influence, on the next stop of the On the Road with JHU Series. Professor and acclaimed historian, Martha S. Jones, will share the powerful journey she uncovered in her book, Vanguard. We will learn about the cour...

  • Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities

    In their new book, Unlocking the Potential of Post-Industrial Cities, authors Matthew E. Kahn, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business and Director of the 21st Century Cities Initiative (21CC) at Johns Hopkins, and Mac McComas, senior program manager at 21CC, explore the recen...

  • The Death Penalty in America

    The United States is one of only two developed nations in the world that execute prisoners. Yet there is an undeniable movement abroad in the country toward its abolition of capital punishment. President Biden has promised that there will be no federal executions on his watch, and the Commonwealt...

  • The Impact of Indian-Americans on U.S. Politics

    Co-Hosted by the Johns Hopkins India Institute and SNF Agora Institute

    Indian-Americans, though representing just over 1% of the U.S. population, play a critical and growing role in the U.S. democratic process, in the spotlight now more than ever that Kamala Harris has become the country’s first...

  • Global Migration and Immigrant Experiences: From Policy to Practice

    Former SAIS Dean and current Majid Khadduri Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies, Vali Nasr joins Immigrant Food partners and SAIS alums Peter Schechter and Téa Ivanovic in a wide-ranging conversation about the growing role of business in social justice and advocacy, the cha...

  • Black Every Day: #ShutDownSTEM: Connecting Race and Policing to STEM Inequities

    On June 10, 2020, researchers around the world observed the call to #ShutDownSTEM in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and efforts to address the systemic racism that ended the lives of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd. One might ask, “what does racism in policing have to do with STEM and...

  • "China’s Western Horizon" (Book Club)

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    Under the ambitious leadership of President Xi Jinping, China is zealously transforming its wealth and economic power into potent tools of global political influence. But China’s foreign policy initiatives, even the vaunted “Belt and Road,” will be shaped and redefined as they confront the ground...

  • Segregation and Civil Rights in the American Health System

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    In academic histories and popular films and novels, the US civil rights movement centers on bus boycotts, voting booths, water fountains, classrooms, and courtrooms. But did protesters ever picket doctor's offices, hospitals, medical schools, or public health clinics? Join Karen Kruse Thomas from...

  • Beyond Propaganda

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    Starting in Putin's Russia, this course will analyze how propaganda has been transformed across the world. Join Peter Pomerantsev to look at how this challenges traditional ways of defining a democratic information environment, and consider ways we can reinvent a world besieged by bots, trolls, f...

  • Election 2020 and its Meaning for Our Democracy

    Join SNF Agora Institute and Hopkins at Home for a conversation with Johns Hopkins experts about what happened in the election and why, and how our community and our country might move forward together to realize the promise of democracy. After an introduction by Hahrie Han, this livestream will ...

  • Black Every Day

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  • Beyond the Booth: Politics as a Public Good

    Join Senator Barbara Mikulski and Professor Lester Spence as they dip into ideas of politics as a tool for creating change. What does it mean to represent “everyone” and how do politicians define the greater good? How do our political behaviors play out beyond the walls of the voting booth? When ...

  • Blinded Me with Science: STEM and the Shaping of Political Leadership

    Hopkins at Home and Hopkins Votes invites you to engage in a conversation with Denis Wirtz, Vice Provost for Research and Director of the Johns Hopkins Physical Sciences-Oncology Center. Dr. Wirtz will expound on why science and science-based decision making are critical in the development of pol...

  • Putting Humpty-Dumpty Together Again: Rethinking American Education

    Join David Steiner, Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for Education Policy at Johns Hopkins, as he shares a portrait of America’s K-12 Education system and suggests that it suffers from fundamental fragmentation. Steiner will then consider if there is a way – in our wonderfully di...