The SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins College introduced right this moment that it has chosen 11 new visiting fellows from numerous sectors, backgrounds, and disciplines to affix the institute throughout the 2022–2023 educational 12 months.
The members of the brand new cohort will take up vital questions in regards to the function of social media algorithms in shaping politics for higher or worse, the methods corruption undermines democratic methods, the instruments for civil discourse on campus, evidence-based approaches to mobilizing Black ladies voters, and extra. A choose variety of visiting fellows will educate undergraduate programs, whereas others will focus their time on advancing their very own scholarship and practices.
As a part of its 2022-2023 Visiting Fellows program, SNF Agora is partnering with the Institute for Humane Research at George Mason College to supply a themed fellowship on “The Seek for Reality in a Advanced World: Civic and Moral Dimensions.” The partnership will kind a group of observe exploring how lecturers can reply to the mental, social, and political complexities of the college within the up to date second by “reinventing” the tutorial vocation round a easy query: What makes one argument higher than one other argument?
5 of the brand new SNF Agora Visiting Fellows might be a part of the bigger group of observe, which is able to embrace IHS community students or academically educated nonprofit professionals. Visiting Fellow Christian Lundberg, affiliate professor of rhetorical research at UNC Chapel Hill, might be co-facilitating the group of observe together with Andrew J. Perrin, SNF Agora Institute Professor of Sociology. The capstone of the sequence might be a public occasion in Could 2023.
“We’re delighted to be welcoming to the institute our second cohort of visiting fellows, who convey to Johns Hopkins a various set of views and experiences as lecturers, journalists and writers, nonprofit leaders, and personal sector professionals.”
Deputy director, SNF Agora Institute
SNF Agora has additionally partnered with the Renew Democracy Initiative to launch a brand new Dissident in Residence program. Evan Mawarire, a Zimbabwean pastor and pro-democracy activist who has been imprisoned and tortured for demanding political reforms and an finish to rampant corruption and poverty in that nation, has been chosen as the primary Dissident in Residence; he might be main numerous workshops and different applications for college students throughout the subsequent educational 12 months.
4 SNF Agora Visiting Fellows chosen in prior years might be on the institute as effectively. Two, Farida Nabourema and Beatriz Rey, might be coming to campus for the primary time in fall 2022. Two others, Scott Warren and Sam Novey, might be persevering with already ongoing work with the institute.
“We’re delighted to be welcoming to the institute our second cohort of visiting fellows, who convey to Johns Hopkins a various set of views and experiences as lecturers, journalists and writers, nonprofit leaders, and personal sector professionals,” stated Stephen Ruckman, deputy director of the SNF Agora Institute, a multi-disciplinary educational heart and public discussion board that’s devoted to enhancing and increasing civic engagement and knowledgeable, inclusive dialogue because the cornerstone of worldwide democracy. “By means of educating and analysis, these visiting fellows will collaborate with SNF Agora college, fellows, and college students to broaden the attain of analysis, educating, and programming on the institute.”
The visiting fellows might be on campus at numerous factors over the subsequent educational 12 months, with some spending the total 12 months with the institute and others becoming a member of for parts of the autumn or the spring. The cohort will take part in common programming provided by the institute, whereas additionally holding their very own symposia all through the tutorial 12 months.
The AY22-23 SNF Agora Visiting Fellows are:
Theodore Christov, SNF Agora-IHS Visiting Fellow
Theodore Christov is an affiliate professor of historical past and worldwide affairs at George Washington College with an curiosity in political principle and mental historical past. Born and raised in Bulgaria, he was educated at Harvard and UCLA. He joined GW in 2011 after having taught political principle at Northwestern College. He’s all for how concepts form and drive worldwide politics from the seventeenth century to the current. He research the transformation from empires to states by tracing the “worldwide flip” within the historical past of political thought. He’s the creator of Earlier than Anarchy: Hobbes and His Critics in Trendy Worldwide Thought (Cambridge College Press, 2016), which examines early trendy European debates over the exterior relations of states, and the way such debates have been de-historicized in up to date worldwide relations.
Ashley C.J. Daniels, SNF Agora Visiting Fellow
Ashley C.J. Daniels is a graduate of the Political Science Division at Howard College. She conducts analysis within the areas of Black politics, Black feminist and womanist principle, public opinion, and common tradition. She earned her bachelor’s diploma from Bowie State College, adopted by a grasp’s diploma in public administration. Her writing has been featured in The Washington Put up, the Washington and Baltimore Afro-American Newspaper, the ForHarriet weblog, the PHILLIS Journal for Analysis on African American Girls, and the Nationwide Evaluate of Black Politics.
Camille Eiss, SNF Agora Visiting Fellow
Camille Eiss is chief of worldwide partnerships and coverage on the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Undertaking, or OCCRP, a cross-border reporting platform for a world community of investigative journalists that exposes crime and corruption, holding energy to account. Previous to her time at OCCRP, Eiss served within the Obama administration because the inaugural senior adviser on anti-corruption to the assistant secretary of state for democracy, rights, and labor and as a senior coverage adviser and strategic communications adviser on a spread of humanitarian, worldwide improvement, and governance points at USAID. Eiss holds levels in historical past, authorities, and the historical past of worldwide relations from Georgetown College and the London Faculty of Economics.
Marion Fourcade, SNF Agora Visiting Fellow
Marion Fourcade is a professor of sociology on the College of California Berkeley. A comparative sociologist, she is all for variations in financial and political data and observe throughout nations. Fourcade is the creator of Economists and Societies, which explores the distinctive character of the self-discipline and occupation of economics in three nations. Fourcade can also be an affiliate fellow of the Max Planck-Sciences Po Heart on Dealing with Instability in Market Societies, an exterior scientific member of the Max Planck Institute for the Research of Societies, and a previous president of the Society for the Development of Socio-Economics. She acquired her PhD from Harvard College and taught at New York College and Princeton College earlier than becoming a member of the Berkeley Sociology Division in 2003.
Janine di Giovanni, SNF Agora-IHS Visiting Fellow
Janine di Giovanni is an award-winning author and a human-rights and war-crimes educator and adviser. She is presently director of Reckoning Undertaking Ukraine, a USAID-sponsored transitional justice challenge she previously ran in Iraq, Syria, and Yemen for the UN Democracy Fund. Earlier than that, she was a senior fellow at Yale College’s Jackson Institute for International Affairs, educating human rights. She is a columnist at Overseas Coverage and The Nationwide in Dubai and creator of The Morning They Got here For Us: Dispatches from Syria, which has been translated into 28 languages and was a finalist for the New York Public Library Helen Bernstein Prize. She has authored eight different books on conflict and battle. She is a board member of the Institute of Conflict and Peace Reporting and the Affiliation of Overseas Press Correspondents in the USA.
Sahil Handa, SNF Agora-IHS Visiting Fellow
Sahil Handa is a author, researcher, and technologist. Born in North London to Indian dad and mom, Handa acquired his bachelor’s diploma in social research and philosophy from Harvard College in 2017. He has written for Nationwide Evaluate, Wall Avenue Journal, Metropolis Journal, Enterprise Insider, and Overseas Coverage journal. In 2020, whereas on depart from Harvard, he labored intently alongside SNF Agora Senior Fellow Yascha Mounk to launch the political journal Persuasion. He now acts because the publication’s contributing editor and as a columnist on the Mercatus Heart, writing recurrently about politics, id, expertise, and generational divides. He’s additionally a contributor at Verses and a fellow at Work together.
Yvonne Lee, SNF Agora Visiting Fellow
Yvonne Lee works on the content material coverage group at Meta, which is chargeable for writing and decoding international insurance policies governing what customers can share on Fb and Instagram. She conducts stakeholder engagement for its misinformation and algorithmic rating insurance policies, working with main consultants finding out information, freedom of expression, and social media to tell the platform’s insurance policies. Her work in tech first started at ASUS headquarters in Taipei, the place she spearheaded digital advertising efforts in North America and Europe. She then went on to carry posts at Andreessen Horowitz, the Workplace of Consultant Ro Khanna, and the Carnegie-Tsinghua Heart for International Coverage. She graduated from Stanford College along with her BA/MA, the place she studied computational propaganda on social media platforms.
Christian Lundberg, SNF Agora Visiting Fellow and co-facilitator of the IHS-Themed Fellowship
Christian Lundberg is an affiliate professor within the Division of Communication on the College of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the place he writes about and teaches programs on rhetoric and public tradition. His pursuits embrace the idea and observe of public democratic life, together with public talking, debate, persuasive communication, and political rhetoric. His educational work contains a number of books and award-winning articles on rhetoric, speech, and persuasion, together with The Important Information to Rhetoric; Public Talking: Selections and Duty; and a e-book in regards to the psychology of public persuasion referred to as Lacan in Public: Psychoanalysis and the Science of Rhetoric (College of Alabama Press, 2012). He acquired his PhD in rhetoric from Northwestern College’s Faculty of Communication in 2006, and his grasp of divinity from Emory College in 2000.
Evan Mawarire, SNF Agora-RDI Dissident in Residence
Evan Mawarire is the director for schooling at Renew Democracy Initiative, a nonprofit and non-partisan group whose purpose is to strengthen democracy in America and globally. He got here to prominence as a democracy activist in Zimbabwe as a priest who based #ThisFlag Citizen’s Motion that challenged the brutal dictatorship of Robert Mugabe. By means of using social media and tech, the motion mobilized tens of millions to take part in protests. For organizing protests and coaching residents, Mawarire was imprisoned and tortured in 2016, 2017, and 2019 and charged with treason dealing with 80 years in jail. Mawarire has addressed audiences on the Atlantic Council, Yale, Harvard, the Oxford Union, the Oslo Freedom Discussion board, and the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. Overseas Coverage journal named him among the many 100 international thinkers of 2016.
Pamela Paresky, SNF Agora Visiting Fellow
Pamela Paresky focuses on serving to individuals create significant lives and fulfilling relationships whereas contributing to and thriving in a pluralist, liberal democracy. Her challenge, Habits of a Free Thoughts: Psychology for Democracy and the Good Life, goals to develop a set of teachable practices and habits mandatory for partaking throughout strains of distinction with out feeling traumatized and with out dehumanizing others. She is a visiting senior analysis affiliate on the College of Chicago’s Institute on the Formation of Information, a senior scholar on the Community Contagion Analysis Institute, and a 2021–2022 senior fellow on the Institute for Humane Research. Along with an interdisciplinary PhD in human improvement and psychology from the College of Chicago, Paresky holds a grasp’s diploma in scientific psychology and a bachelor’s diploma in anthropology. She is a frequent on-line contributor to Psychology Immediately, and her writing has been featured in The New York Occasions, The Guardian, The American Thoughts, Sapir Journal, and a various array of different publications.
Clyde Ray, SNF Agora–IHS Visiting Fellow
Clyde Ray is an assistant professor and program director of politics and public service at Holy Cross Faculty in South Bend, Indiana. He’s the creator of a number of books and articles on matters starting from the American Structure and political management to Jane Austen and comparative constitutional design. He’s presently at work on a quantity addressing the subject of liberal constitutional legitimacy within the twenty-first century. Ray holds a PhD from the College of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, an MA from Villanova College, and a BS from Western Carolina College, all in political science. At Holy Cross, he has taught a spread of programs, together with American politics, points in world politics, political philosophy, and political economic system. As an SNF Agora-IHS Visiting Fellow, he’s all for non-electoral sources of democratic authorities, together with free and open speech and inquiry.