Mar 29, 2021
Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century
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On Wednesday, March 24th, the Ash Center and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) hosted a discussion of Our Common Purpose, a report issued by the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship. The Commission, which was launched by AAAS, spent two years engaging with communities all over the U.S. to explore how best to respond to the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in our political and civic life.  

Speakers included: 

  • Danielle Allen, Director of the Safra Center on Ethics, Harvard University
  • Stephen Heintz, President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Archon Fung (Moderator), Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government, Harvard Kennedy School

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