Volcanoes are erupting in The Philippines, but on-fire Australia received some welcome rain. The Iran war cries have been called off and The Donald’s military powers are about to be hamstrung by the Senate. Meanwhile, his impeachment trial is starting, and we’re all on Twitter for a front-row seat.
Danielle Allen is a professor at Harvard, democracy advocate, distinguished columnist and author, and mom.
Her work to make the world better for young people has taken her from teaching college and leading a $60 million university division to driving change at the helm of a $6 billion foundation; writing a column on constitutional democracy for The Washington Post; advocating for cannabis legalization, democracy reform, and civic education; and most recently, to running for governor of Massachusetts.
Allen has published numerous books on justice and citizenship, including Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality; Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A.; Democracy in the Time of Coronavirus; and the forthcoming Justice by Means of Democracy.
During the height of Covid in 2020, Allen’s leadership in rallying coalitions and building solutions resulted in the country’s first-ever Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience, and her policies were adopted in federal legislation and a Biden executive order. She continues to advocate for democracy reform to create greater voice and access in our democracy, and drive progress towards a new social contract that delivers healthy communities, a healthy democracy, and a healthy climate for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the country.