Carah Ong Whaley Interview: Bonus Content

Become a Patron! Carah Ong Whaley Carah Ong Whaley Associate Director of the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement and cohost of the podcast Democracy Matters. The podcast Democracy Matters is a collaboration between faculty and students. It incorporates ideas and perspectives from students alongside the experience and professional connections of faculty like Carah. As a result,... Continue Reading →

Should Voting be Mandatory?

Become a Patron! Voting Reforms and Ideas About Voting At the center of the debate over democracy involves a battle over election reform. Over the year many conservative states have rolled back innovations designed to increase political participation to protect against voter fraud. Meanwhile, liberal states continue to look for ways to increase voter participation.... Continue Reading →

Liz Joyner Interview: Bonus Content

Become a Patron! Liz Joyner Liz Joyner is the founder and CEO of The Village Square. Their podcast, The Village Squarecast, is the newest member of The Democracy Group. Liz founded The Village Square fifteen years ago. It began as an effort to bring people with different viewpoints together to discuss controversial topics in an atmosphere of... Continue Reading →

Between Russia and China: Anja Mihr on Central Asia

Anja Mihr is an associate professor of Political Science at the OSCE Academy at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and the founder and program director of the Center on Governance through Human Rights at the HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform (gGmbH) in Berlin. Recently, she edited the volume Between Peace and Conflict in the East and the West Studies on Transformation... Continue Reading →

Between Peace and Conflict

Become a Patron! War is Deceptively Simple “War is a deceptively simple event,” writes Frederic Oberson. In recent weeks, a handful of politicians and scholars have deflected blame from Russia through complex geopolitical arguments. John Mearsheimer is perhaps the most well-known who’s provocative 2014 article in Foreign Affairs was titled, “Why the Ukraine Crisis Is... Continue Reading →

Richard Davies Interview: Bonus Content

Become a Patron! Richard Davies Richard Davies has a wealth of experience in radio and television from a career as a journalist. He is the co-host of the podcasts How Do We Fix It? and Let's Find Common Ground. The podcast How Do We Fix It? is approaching its seventh year with nearly 350 episodes published. His co-host... Continue Reading →

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