A weekly conversation about the trends, ideas and disruptions changing the face of our democracy.
Hosted by Sam Gill, SVP/Chief Program Officer, Knight Foundation
As Americans have complex conversations on our country’s most pressing issues, it can often be challenging to find clear, objective solutions. On Episode 18 of The Future of Democracy, we’ll speak with Eli Lehrer, president of R Street, a nonprofit public policy research […]
As our nation reckons with race, what can we learn from history? How will America’s past influence the future of civil rights in the country? On Episode 17 of The Future of Democracy, we’ll speak to Wade Henderson, former president of the Leadership Conference […]
The news media plays a critical role in ensuring communities are equipped with the information they need to stay safe, healthy and engaged. How have national journalists been covering the pandemic, rising social movements and growing rates of misinformation? What’s on the horizon […]
In the month of July, hundreds of advertisers, nonprofit organizations and individuals began boycotting Facebook advertising as part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign. On Episode 14 of The Future of Democracy, formerly called VISION, we’ll talk with Jessica J. González, organizer of […]
The first episode in a new series taking a deep-dive on issues of speech and expression in a time of turbulence and change. Sam was joined by Geoffrey Stone, a University of Chicago law professor and leading thinker on free speech in times of crisis […]
To kick off the new Democracy, Citizenship and Community series, host Sam Gill will chat with Stephen Heintz and Antonia Hernandez. Stephen Heintz is the president and CEO of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. In 2010, he […]
Spencer Overton, President of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and Arturo Vargas, CEO of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials continue the conversation on elections during COVID-19 […]
Voting is a vital function of our democracy. What happens when the pandemic shuts down polls or forces people to wait for hours to cast their ballots? Nate Persily, Stanford law professor and campaign expert, spoke with Sam on Episode 5 of VISION, kicking off a new, four-episode deep dive into the issues surrounding the 2020 […]
Renée DiResta, the technical research manager at Stanford Internet Observatory, joined Sam for Episode 4 of VISION. As an expert on abuse in current information technologies, the spread of malign narratives across social networks, and in policymaking to devise responses to the problem, DiResta contributed to the conversation on flattening the infodemic curve during COVID-19.
Episode 3 of VISION featured a conversation with Dr. Safiya Umoja Noble, Associate Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Co-Director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry. She also holds appointments in African American Studies and Gender Studies. She is the author “Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism […]
Debut episode of VISION with Sam Gill, a show peering into the trends, ideas and disruptions affecting the future of our democracy. Episode 1, “Flattening the Infodemic Curve,” features a conversation with Jevin West, associate professor in the Information School at the University of Washington and director of the Center for an Informed Public, regarding […]