10 SEPTEMBER 2019 / At SNF Agora Institute’s Democracy Dialogues: Not your Grandmother’s Moral Outrage

Is our consumption of digital and social media changing the how we experience moral outrage? This is the type of question, bearing urgently on the health of our democracies that the Democracy Dialogues series strives to address.

Democracy Dialogues is a series organized by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. On Monday, September 23, SNF Agora Institute director Hahrie Han and Yale neuroscientist Molly Crockett will discuss “Moral Outrage, Digital Media, and (Un)Civil Discourse.”

The event will take place at 7:00 p.m. Johns Hopkins University’s Mason Hall Auditorium. It marks the third installment in the Democracy Dialogues series, which launched in April with a conversation on the role of technology in democracy led by Hopkins President Ron Daniels.

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, SNF committed $150 million to a joint effort with Johns Hopkins University to create the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute in 2018. The SNF Agora Institute brings together experts from fields such as political science psychology, and philosophy, to foster open and inclusive discourse.