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The McCourtney Institute for Democracy

In The News

In The News

Connecting with the public through the media is a key component of our outreach efforts.

Media Mentions

Our faculty are often featured as experts in the news stories about democracy and American politics:

Town&Gown Magazine: ‘Democracy requires work

CBS Sunday Morning: With election deniers running for office, our right to vote is on the ballot

U.S. News and World Report: Biden leans on Pennsylvania as campaign season goes full throttle

Marketplace: Americans not feeling very hopeful about 2022

The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public. The organization’s motto is “academic rigor, journalistic flair.” Michael Berkman, Christopher Beem, and other McCourtney Institute faculty regularly contribute articles to the site, which are republished in media outlets around the world:

Why virtue signaling isn’t the same as virtue — and strengthens the partisan divide

Why refusing the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t just immoral — it’s un-American