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The Stavros Niarchos Foundation has committed $150 million to a joint effort with Johns Hopkins University to create the SNF Agora Institute, in order to forge new ways to address the deterioration of civic engagement worldwide and facilitate the restoration of open and inclusive discourse that is the cornerstone of healthy democracies.

Drawing inspiration from the Agora of ancient Athens, which was a hub of conversation and debate, and the center of the city-state’s democratic governance, the gift establishes the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, as an academic and public forum bringing together experts from fields such as political science, psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, ethics, sociology, and history.

Once a year, as part of the SNF’s monthy DIALOGUES series, during the Summer Nostos Festival, the SNF Agora Institute co-organizes along with SNF an open, public workshop at the SNFCC, in Athens, Greece.

The 3rd Annual SNF Agora Institute Workshop will take place as part of SNF’s DIALOGUES series on June 24th, 2020, during the 2020 SNFestival.