The McCourtney Institute draws from the humanities and social sciences to examine democracy from multiple angles. This cross-discipline collaboration is evident in our research, education, and outreach efforts.
We educate the next generation of democratic citizens through our Nevins Fellows program, monitor attitudes toward democracy with the Mood of the Nation poll, and host speakers and events that bring people from diverse backgrounds and points of view together to discuss the role of democracy in our society.
For more information, visit democracy.psu.edu.
Michael Berkman, McCourtney Institute for Democracy Director
Christopher Beem, McCourtney Institute for Democracy Managing Director
Jenna Spinelle, McCourtney Institute Communications Specialist
Candis Watts Smith, Associate Professor of Political Science, Duke University