“Global Threats to Democracy”

America has been celebrated as a democracy since its inception, but many believe that the insurrection of January 6, 2021, rampant election denialism, and other ongoing forms of unrest pose an existential threat to America’s form of government. Similar conditions are challenging other well-established democracies around the world, in countries like India and Brazil. This […]

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“What is Democracy?”

In its most basic form, a ‘democracy’ is a form of government in which people choose their leaders by voting in fair and free elections. But having a robust democracy encompasses much more than the ballot box. It means a society in which citizens participate on city commissions, volunteer at their local food bank, protest […]

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“Debate: Is Capitalism Compatible with Democracy?”

With the demise of neo-liberalism many are beginning to question whether capitalism itself is compatible with democracy. Some believe that it is, arguing that with reforms, capitalism can be made more equitable, inclusive and responsive to society’s needs. Others argue that capitalism itself is inherently undemocratic and only socialism can be the foundation for an […]

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Day 1 Welcome Remarks from Stanford Social Innovation Review

Day one welcome remarks from Stanford Social Innovation Review

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“On the Frontlines of Democracy: the United States”

Over the course of three days, we’ll take an intimate look at the strategies used by those working daily to champion and preserve democracy around the world. On day one, we look at what one organization is doing to advance democracy in the United States. Join Kendra Davenport Cotton, activist, community organizer, and CEO of […]

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Discussion Groups, Day 1

These small group discussions are an opportunity to connect with and learn from fellow attendees, share ideas and reflections on the conference topics, and share your individual perspectives. The breakout rooms will be self-moderated and randomly assigned.

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“Democratizing Work”

When we think about democracy we usually think about it in the political realm. But it can also extend into other parts of society, including the workplace. There are many examples around the world of how this might be done, ranging from worker cooperatives to flat organizations to powerful and democratically-run labor unions. This session […]

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“What is the Role of 501 (C) (4) Nonprofits in a Democracy”

Some nonprofits are able to achieve their mission as a 501 (C) (3) organization, but others find they also need to establish a 501 (C) (4) to engage in the political process and impact public policies directly. This session will explore why growing numbers of nonprofit organizations believe that creating (C) (4) organizations is essential […]

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Day 1 Closing Remarks from Stanford Social Innovation Review

Day one closing remarks from Stanford Social Innovation Review

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Day 2 Closing Remarks from Stanford Social Innovation Review

Day two closing remarks from Stanford Social Innovation Review

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