“Education is the foundation of democracy, advancing ideas and fueling progress through constructive dialogue and debate,” said University of Delaware President Dennis Assanis. “Thanks to the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, the University of Delaware is able to more effectively carry out its mission. The Biden School is equipped to be a driving force for innovative and equitable solutions to the world’s great challenges, relying on civic virtues and democratic values as the cornerstones of positive change.”
The SNF Ithaca Initiative includes a range of offerings, from a student leadership program, to visiting SNF Ithaca Fellows, to a National Student Dialogue convening young people from across the country. SNF’s latest grant supported the addition of an SNF Ithaca Professor of Public Policy position at the Biden School, a cohort of SNF Ithaca Affiliated Faculty from across disciplines, an SNF Ithaca Certificate in Democratic Citizenship, and a new pillar of focus on the role of media in democracy.