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New COVID Vaccine PSAs from Former Presidents and First Ladies

March 12, 2021

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Jimmy Carter and former First Ladies Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton, and Rosalynn Carter will be featured in public service announcements co-sponsored by the COVID Collaborative and Ad Council. You can read more about the project, with quotes from the former Presidents and links to the PSAs, ...

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A New Roadmap for 21st Century History And Civic Education

March 2, 2021

Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the U.S. Department of Education, Educating For American Democracy provides guidance for states and school districts with the goal of providing 60 million K-12 students with access to high-quality civic learning opportunities by 2030

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A team of more than 300 scholars, educators, and practitioners have released the Roadmap to Educating for American Democracy, an unprecedented, cross-ideological effort to build excellence in civic and history education for all K-12 students.... Read more about A New Roadmap for 21st Century History And Civic Education

Mathias Risse Named Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy

March 1, 2021

Mathias Risse has been named Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights, Global Affairs and Philosophy at Harvard Kennedy School. The chair was given by Robert Ziff (AB ’88), Dirk Ziff (MBA ’93), and Daniel Ziff in recognition of Berthold Beitz’s extraordinary legacy as a humanitarian and philanthropist.

Mathias’ work addresses questions of global justice ranging from human rights, inequality, taxation, trade and immigration to climate...

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New Article from Danielle Allen on Prince Hall, Forgotten Black Founding Father

February 10, 2021

Danielle Allen has a new article in The Atlantic about historical figure, Prince Hall. You can find the article, "A Forgotten Black Founding Father: Why I've Made it My Mission to Teach Others about Prince Hall," here. Prince Hall is a featured changemaker in our Democratic Knowledge Project (DKP) 8th grade civics curriculum.

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