The series brings together diverse perspectives from scholars, journalists, policy makers, and other figures of civic life. In conversations with President Daniels, they examine how institutions, people, and policies can contribute to or undermine democracy.
This dialogue features Togolese writer and social activist Farida Nabourema, who has dedicated her life to fighting dictatorship and corruption in her home country while advocating for democracy and respect for human rights.
The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. Johns Hopkins University’s Mason Hall Auditorium.
Drawing inspiration from the Agora of ancient Athens, which was a hub of conversation and debate and the center of the city-state’s democratic governance, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation committed $150 million to a joint effort with Johns Hopkins University to create the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute. The SNF Agora Institute brings together experts from fields such as political science psychology, and philosophy, in order to facilitate the restoration of open and inclusive discourse.
Note: Tonight’s Democracy Dialogues event has been canceled.
The SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University shared the following message:
“Due to unforeseen circumstances with our speaker, we are cancelling tonight’s Democracy Dialogues event with Farida Nabourema. We will send an updated announcement if we are able to reschedule the event. Thank you for your understanding.”