A Mission for Democracy

capitol building and reflecting pool
Cynthia Miller Idriss



The free and open exchange of ideas is a founding tenet of American democracy. At a time when our democratic institutions are facing tremendous challenges, AU creates dialogue across diverse points of view, teaches problem-solving techniques, and explores the causes and impacts of extremism with a goal of creating a more robust and productive civil discourse.

HOW WE MEET
THE CHALLENGE

SINE Launch

AU’s Sine Institute Solves Problems at Intersection of Politics and Policy

Experts, scholars, and students search for solutions.
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civil discourse

The Power and Responsibility of Free Speech

Balancing competing ideas in today’s polarized society.
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C. Miller Lecture

Understanding and Interrupting Extremism

Creating impact by addressing extremism.
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