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For Democracy to Thrive

The Karsh Institute will bring together and augment the great work of several UVA entities dedicated to the study of democracy

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RECAP: The UVA Democracy Biennial

Democracy and Capitalism, Sept. 24 and 25  Learn More

 

 

 

 

RECAP: The UVA Democracy Biennial

Democracy and Capitalism, Sept. 24 and 25  Learn More

Melody Barnes

Melody Barnes

Inaugural Executive Director

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Elections 2021

Democracy, Voter Confidence, and Electoral Integrity in Virginia

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  • Aerial view of Rotunda at UVA

    For Democracy to Thrive

    The Karsh Institute will bring together and augment the great work of several UVA entities dedicated to the study of democracy

    Learn More

  • Framed structure

    RECAP: The UVA Democracy Biennial

    Democracy and Capitalism, Sept. 24 and 25  Learn More

     

     

     

     

  • Melody Barnes

    Melody Barnes

    Inaugural Executive Director

    LEARN MORE

  • Elections 2021

    Democracy, Voter Confidence, and Electoral Integrity in Virginia

    Learn More

April 14, 2022

Former U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock will join U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, UVA law professor Danielle Citron and media studies professor Siva Vaidhyanathan for “Social Media vs.

March 14, 2022

Margaret Brennan will moderate the next Democracy Dialogue titled “How Can We Measure the Health of Democracy," examining ways we measure the strength of freedom and democracy

February 16, 2022

In connection to Presidents’ Day weekend, a four-part documentary, “LBJ: Triumph and Tragedy,” will debut on CNN with back-to-back, 9 p.m. episodes on Sunday and Monday. UVA's Melody Barnes, who was interviewed at length for the film, will help preview it Wednesday on CNN.

Message Over Platform: Weighing Social Media and Democracy

Former U.S. Rep. Barbara Comstock will join U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, UVA law professor Danielle Citron and media studies professor Siva Vaidhyanathan for “Social Media vs. Democracy,” a Democracy Dialogues series event produced by UVA’s Karsh Institute of Democracy and co-sponsored by UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. The hourlong session is set to explore the evolving impact of social media on politics and in other areas of life.

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“This Institute will highlight the critical role of higher education in strengthening democracy and UVA’s aspiration and intention to lead nationally on this front.

The success of our American democracy depends upon the actions we take to build a strong and thriving culture of participation and active citizenship”

-Jim Ryan, President, University of Virginia