UVa Institute of Democracy announced at Presidential Ideas Festival

May 23, 2019 | The Daily Progress

The University of Virginia kicked off its first-ever Presidential Ideas Festival Tuesday with insights into the executive office from former diplomats and dignitaries and an announcement of a new umbrella institute at UVa to promote democracy.

“It’s clear that we can’t take the existence of democracy for granted, which is why we’re gathered here today,” said UVa President Jim Ryan during opening remarks. “We all have a role to play as citizens, elected officials, business leaders, members of the media.”

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