Call for session proposals is open for the upcoming Frontiers of Democracy 2023: Religious Pluralism and Robust Democracy in Multiracial Societies, happening July 13-15. "Frontiers of Democracy is an annual conference at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life that convenes practitioners and scholars for intensive discussions." Session proposals will be accepted until Friday, March 31st. Learn more about the conference below and on the Frontiers of Democracy site here.
Frontiers of Democracy 2023: Religious Pluralism and Robust Democracy in Multiracial Societies
Time and location: July 13 (5 - 7 PM) to July 15 (noon) on Tufts University’s Medford, MA campus near the Medford/Tufts Station on the Boston Green Line.
Frontiers of Democracy is an annual conference at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life that convenes practitioners and scholars for intensive discussions. In 2023, thanks to generous funding from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the special theme of the conference is religious pluralism and its relationship to democracy in multiracial societies.
The speakers in plenary sessions will include Cornell William Brooks, Brandon Thomas Crowley, Diana Eck, Aminta Kilawan-Narine, Eric Liu, Cristina Moon, Simran Jeet Singh, Michael Wear, and others.
The religious pluralism theme is not exclusive, and we welcome sessions on other topics related to Tisch College’s “North Star”: building robust, inclusive democracy for an increasingly multiracial society. While we will consider proposals for presentations or panels of presentations, we actively seek proposals for other formats, such as moderated discussions, meetings devoted to strategy or design, trainings and workshops, case study discussions, debates, and other creative formats.
Register and purchase tickets (Deadline for ticket sales is July 9, 2023.)
Propose sessions (Deadline for proposals is March 31, 2023.)
Cost: $240 for a standard ticket with discounts for current students. This includes hors d'oeuvres on July 13, breakfast and lunch on July 14, and breakfast and lunch on July 15. Other meals and lodgings are not provided.
About the Conference
Frontiers of Democracy is an annual conference hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University between 2009 and 2019. Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the 2020 and 2021 Frontiers of Democracy conferences were canceled.
Typically, the conference takes place at the downtown Boston campus of Tufts University in June. It follows the American Political Science Association’s Institute for Civically Engaged Research and precedes the Summer Institute of Civic Studies, and convenes members of those two programs plus about 100 others: activists and practitioners in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors; scholars, educators, students; and more. The agenda usually includes short plenary talks, concurrent sessions, and interactive activities for the large group. A major objective is to build relationships among people who work in diverse ways at the frontiers of democracy in the United States and around the world.
Learn more and register at: www.tischcollege.tufts.edu/civic-studies/frontiers-democracy-conference