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Welcome to The McCourtney Institute for Democracy

Welcome to The McCourtney Institute for Democracy 

Welcome to The McCourtney Institute for Democracy. We were founded in 2012 as an interdisciplinary center for research, teaching, and outreach on issues of democracy, broadly defined. The McCourtney Institute coordinates innovative programs and projects in collaboration with two Centers of Excellence - the Center for American Political Responsiveness and the Center for Democratic Deliberation - and other entities at Penn State. 

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Seeking Nominations for the 2017 Laurence and Lynne Brown Democracy Medal

The McCourtney Institute for Democracy at The Pennsylvania State University is accepting nominations for the 2017 Brown Democracy Medal. The medal and $5,000 are awarded annually to bring attention to the best new work being done by individuals or organizations to advance democracy in the United States and around the globe.

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The McCourtney Institute for Democracy

327 Pond Lab, University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 673-3722