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Is Solidarity the Key to Bridging the Racial Divide?
Washington, D.C.

Join us as we explore the present state of race relations in the United States and the prospects for developing national solidarity.

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Unusually Cruel and Inefficiently Just: A Conversation about Punishment in the U.S.
Washington, D.C.

Join Marcia Chatelain, Dwayne Betts, and Marc Howard to examine what prisons can and cannot do and the ways they fail to rehabilitate.

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Rebuilding American Democracy in an Era of Deep Inequality
Washington, D.C.

Join Political Reform to explore several innovative civic engagement models and their implications across the country.

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Democratic Deterioration at Home and Abroad
Washington, D.C.

How worried should we be about the recent deterioration of our liberal democracy?

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Beyond Respectability: Centering Black Women as Agents of Change
Washington, D.C.

A conversation on the need to center the leadership of Black women within institutions of power and influence to achieve a better society.

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A New Era for Immigration
Washington, D.C.

While it’s easy to find champions of immigration reform on both sides of the aisle, finding common ground is less so.

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Breaking Up the Boys Club
Washington, D.C.

An interactive discussion about the disconnect between how advocates and social science researchers think about gender differentiation.

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The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age
Washington, D.C.

An investigation of a power shift in American society that has implications for us all.

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The Age of Responsibility
Washington, D.C.

A happy hour conversation about the meaning—and indeed the promise—of responsibility.

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Black Politics in Trump's America
Washington, D.C.

Join us as we explore the present state of black American politics and its outlook post-Obama.

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After Aleppo: Prospects for Preventing Mass Atrocities in the Trump Administration
Washington, D.C.

Join a us as we consider what the future looks like for atrocity prevention.

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Protecting Liberal Democracy During Trump’s Presidency
Washington, D.C.

Explore the resources and coalitions civil society organizations must utilize to defend liberal democratic institutions against attack.

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