14 JUNE 2018 / DIALOGUES: Disrupting Polarization

On Wednesday, June 20th , 2018, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) will hold the eight event of its monthly series, DIALOGUES. The event is taking place in collaboration with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at the Johns Hopkins University and is entitled: “Disrupting Polarization: The Work of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University."

The event will take place at the Stavros Niarchos Hall in the GNO building of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center from 09:00 (EET) til 13:00 (EET).

The workshop will examine how ideological division and partisanship are pulling at the fabric of democracy around the world. Last summer, SNF and Johns Hopkins announced the joint conception of this new $150 million interdisciplinary institute, established to explore ways to reinvigorate civic engagement and civil discourse – the bulwarks of healthy democracy – in the 21st century. The workshop, “Disrupting Polarization” will introduce the type of work the Institute will be undertaking – from exploring the decline of modern dialogue and decision-making, to sharing lessons learned on promoting open discussion to proposing innovative reforms to reverse the corrosive deterioration of norms.

To read the workshop’s program, click here.

Furthermore from June 21st to June 23rd, the SNF is organizing the 7th SNF Conference on Philanthropy. The 7th SNF Conference on Philanthropy will explore one of the most discussed and debated concepts of our times, that of Disruption. The 21st Century is quickly evolving into an era defined by global disruption, as socio-economic changes and groundbreaking technological advancements are seemingly having a major impact and are turning upside down standard modes of operation, models and assumptions in every area of life, including the field of philanthropy. 

DIALOGUES are open to the public. Participation is secured via electronic pre-registration, on a first-come-first-served basis. To register for the event click here. In the same link you may also register to attend the conference.

The event will be live streamed via the SNF website at www.SNF.org/live and will be available on demand in both video and podcast format on the SNF website.