Democracy & Debate

  1. March 7, 2022

    Democracy in Crisis series features insights from journalists

    U-M’s Democracy in Crisis series will feature four award-winning journalists sharing their insights into the forces threatening and protecting democratic structures and systems.

  2. February 14, 2022

    Marine biologist to deliver U-M’s second ’21-22 Wege Lecture

    Marine biologist and climate policy expert Ayana Elizabeth Johnson will deliver the Wege Lecture on Sustainability virtually Feb. 23.

  3. November 8, 2021

    U-M students broke voter turnout records in 2020

    Voter turnout among U-M students jumped to 78 percent in the November 2020 election, according to a report from Tufts University. It was up 18 percentage points from 2016.

  4. November 1, 2021

    Big Ten policy schools collaborate on civic involvement

    U-M is joining with other policy schools across the Big Ten to launch Democracy in the 21st Century, a conferencewide collaboration to develop educational programming that promotes active civic education and engagement.

  5. October 18, 2021

    Democracy & Debate project to continue through 2021-22

    At a time when democratic institutions are under pressure and the U-M community is looking to engage, U-M will continue Democracy & Debate through the 2021-22 academic year.

  6. May 12, 2021

    Public syllabus examines significance of Harris’ vice presidency

    U-M has developed a collection of educational resources designed to help scholars, teachers, and learners examine the significance of Kamala Harris’ historic ascension to the U.S. vice presidency.

  7. November 4, 2020

    Schlissel urges unity, civility in post-election message

    In a post-election message, President Mark Schlissel said U-M will continue to advance its mission, support students and “achieve the lasting change for which so many of you have advocated,” regardless of final vote tallies.

  8. October 20, 2020

    University to launch several new anti-racism initiatives

    U-M will launch several new anti-racism initiatives, and enhance a number of existing ones, as part of a national reckoning on race and as deep-rooted structural inequities in American life have been magnified.

  9. June 30, 2020

    Theme semester launches with special programming on democracy

    This week marks the launch of the Democracy & Debate Theme Semester, an opportunity to teach and learn about free speech and the exchange of ideas, and what it means to be a member of a democratic society.