September 30 @ 7 PM EST | via zoom
An evening with dr. danielle allen

“Danielle Allen is a towering political philosopher of the democratic art of being and a force for good.”

―Dr. Cornel West, author of Democracy Matters: Winning the War on Imperialism


Register for this digital event online here. Please join as we welcome our special guest Dr. Danielle Allen — Harvard Professor, classicist, and political scientist, and the author of “Our Declaration,” a book about this precipitous and critical moment in the future of building a multiracial democracy. The conversation is offered in partnership with Florida Humanities will be facilitated by Dr. Nashid Madyun, their executive director.

At a time when the future of American democracy is under threat from across the political spectrum — when a disturbingly high number of citizens seem to no longer believe in the American project — Dr. Allen’s body of work “thrillingly affirms the continuing relevance of America’s founding text, ultimately revealing what democracy actually means and what it asks of us.” You will not soon forget her inspired contribution our finding a way through the crisis in democracy that we face.

We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this program and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

Find Danielle Allen’s piece “How the Declaration of Independence Offers a Roadmap to a Better Union” in the Spring 2020 edition of Forum Magazine (begins on page 22).


Dr. Allen co-chaired an important comprehensive report Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century.



Dr. Danielle Allen | Center for Ethics
Harvard University
Dr. Nashid Madyun | Executive Director
Florida Humanities
Reinventing American Democracy
for the 21st Century