Democracy & Society

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The Transatlantic Dialogue Program on Democracy and Social Policy explores the challenges to US and European democracies: how do developments such as the rise of right-wing populist parties across Europe, the wide-spread appeal of anti-immigrant rhetoric in the US, a global refugee crisis, and the growth of new digital technologies impact our societies and test the strength of our democracies?  Through events and publications, we bring together policymakers and civil society organizations to discuss how to respond to such challenges in order to promote a strong Transatlantic partnership and inclusive democratic societies.

Digital Societies

Start-Up Detroit: How the Tech Revitalization Deepens Inequalities

Tech start-ups across the country like to portray themselves as savvy social entrepreneurs – whiz kids who use simple, data-based technologies to make our cities “smart” and “open.” But in the rush to modernize, the new generation of tech enthusiasts often neglects the complexities of urban communities, the tangled histories of racial discrimination and deep-seated socioeconomic divides. 

By Shilpa Jindia

The Makers who dream about low-cost healthcare solutions

Based in Brooklyn, the Health Maker Lab uses 3D printing technology to produce low-cost prostheses and medical instruments, with the aim of radically shifting the "relationship between the 1% and 99% of the population.” Hbs Media Fellow Giorgio Ghiglione met with one of its founders. 

By Giorgio Ghiglione

The Repair Association

In the United States the “right to repair” electronic devices is highly contested. Big manufacturers only allow for repairs carried out by authorized technicians using original spare parts, and they have US copyright law on their side. Now, The Repair Association is taking on multinationals to try to change things.

By Giorgio Ghiglione
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Migration & Integration

Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange 2017

This past spring, 25 integration practitioners from the cities across Germany traveled across the US to see how American cities tackle the challenges and opportunities of refugee and immigrant integration. 

 

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DOSSIER: CROSSING BORDERS – REFUGEE AND ASYLUM POLICY IN EUROPE

Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange

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