SNF Ithaca Initiative Names Inaugural SNF Chair of Civil Discourse

NEW YORK – The SNF Ithaca Initiative at the University of Delaware has named Timothy J. Shaffer, Ph.D., as the inaugural Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Chair of Civil Discourse.

Dr. Shaffer will be responsible for developing and guiding the delivery of the SNF Ithaca Initiative’s academic curricula and experiential learning programs. He is currently director of civic engagement and deliberative democracy with the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona and serves as an associate professor and director of the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy at Kansas State University.

Read the full announcement.

The SNF Ithaca Initiative at University of Delaware Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy & Administration, launched this year, will incubate the foundational skills and attitudes that allow civil discourse to flourish and help students become engaged citizen-leaders. Learn more about SNF’s efforts to foster civil discourse and civic engagement.

Source: snf.org


BRONX, NY – Despite the rainy weather, the audience stayed until the end to watch the music and dance and poetry performance ‘Rising Higher’ organized by the Greek-American Institute (GAI) on May 13 in the courtyard of the Zoodochos Pigi community in the Bronx.

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This past Easter season, this great feast, Pascha for Greek Orthodox Christianity and Passover for Judaism, found us during Holy Week in the Holy Land, at the Gate of Worship.

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