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The Eisenhower Institute offers numerous opportunities throughout the year to highlight guest speakers and promote civil discourse in the spirit of President Eisenhower.

Democracy Week - September 17-22, 2023

The theme of the Democracy Week 2023 is In Democracy We Trust. Celebrate Democracy Week with us by participating in one of our many activities:

Constitution Day Forum: “Rebuilding Trust in Government”
Monday, 9/18 | Gettysburg College Atrium | 6-8pm

  • Join us for an interactive Q&A with a bipartisan team of lawmakers, former U.S. Representatives Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and John Yarmuth (D-KY). They will offer an inside look at the impact of public opinion on governing and strategies for restoring trust in institutions and the people who lead them.

Interactive Workshop: “Trusting Communities to Lead”
Tuesday, 9/19 | CUB 260 | 5-6:30pm

  • Conduct a problem tree analysis with Urban Rural Action, a cohort of south central Pennsylvania "uniters" to work across difference to solve local problems. 

Lunch & Learn: “Information We Can Trust”
Wednesday, 9/20 | CUB 260 | Noon-1pm

  • Join us for lunch as Deputy Director Sarah Anne Hughes explains why their newsroom just hired a "democracy editor," their focus on holding state government accountable, reporting on voting and election integrity, and providing information voters need to make informed decisions.

Discussion Panel: “Democratizing America”
Thursday, 9/21 | CUB Junction | 6:30-8:30pm

  • Gather on campus to participate remotely in a panel discussion live from the Eisenhower Institute in Washington, DC. This panel will feature authors on ethics, philanthropy, gender inclusivity, and citizen assemblies. 

Democracy Unity Festival: “Trusting Across Difference”
Friday, 9/22 | Stine Lake | 4-6pm

  • Grab some popcorn, chalk, and a mic and show the world what it looks like when people who look different, think differently, and have different lived experiences come together in unity.  


Please contact or 202-628-4444 with questions. 

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