Brown University

For The Democratic Erosion Project

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    24 Months
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This grant to Brown University supports several activities related to the ongoing Democratic Erosion project. The activities include (a) a follow-on 2019 conference that will bring together students and faculty from multiple universities to engage in direct dialogue with one another, reinforce lessons learned over the course of the academic year, and brainstorm future directions for the project; (b) a collaboration with the ICONS Project, a University of Maryland-based organization that will design a simulation on democratic erosion; and (c) an overhaul and professionalization of the Democratic Erosion project’s website, aimed at adding content and adjusting their format to make it more useful and easily navigable for students and members of the public outside of the consortium.
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for support of the Information Futures Lab  
Founded in 2022, the Information Futures Lab is a university hub dedicated to improving local information ecosystems and support people in effectively accessing, creating, and making sense of information that is crucial to their well-being. Students and researchers at the lab build the expertise and capacity of organizations and community leaders that are sources of trustworthy information for the public. Together, they map information needs, identify relevant information challenges, and fuel community-led solution design and testing to build healthy and resilient information ecosystems on the ground.
for a joint program on the New Generators of Inequality: Asset Managers and Private Equity  
The Rhodes Center and the Stone Inequality Initiative, both housed at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, will partner with the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne to build a postdoctoral research program focused on the topic of asset management and private equity as a new structure of inequality. The Max Planck Institute is the home of the study of asset manager capitalism. At Brown, the Stone Inequality Initiative considers the inequality driving effects of private equity. The Rhodes Center, also active in research on distributional politics, particularly in regard to climate change, will serve as a bridge for these two research programs.

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