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Fellows Induction Event: Civic Responsibility and the Repair of American Democracy


The newest class of American Academy of Political and Social Science (AAPSS) Fellows will be inducted into the Academy at a unique time in our nation’s history. Leaders are contending with a once-in-a-century pandemic, a reckoning around the nation’s legacy of racism, and unprecedented levels of inequity and polarization at home and abroad. Will these crises ultimately make the country stronger, or is our union at a breaking point?

Join us as some of the brightest thinkers in social and political science explore the following topics:

How can we surmount extraordinary polarization and replace it with a new kind of American civitas?

What kinds of institutional and public actions are most needed to promote a productive and engaged citizenry?

What do history, social science and comparative studies tell us about where our nation stands now, in our own history, and across the globe?