This project seeks to counter foreign and domestic adversaries in their efforts to disrupt democracy and cultivate a public distrust of democratic institutions via cyber and disinformation operations. A key focus on this initiative is on understanding and countering adversary attacks on America’s justice system, to include judges, prosecutors, and the rule of law. In addition, this initiative will focus on building national resilience against adversary operations aimed at undermining public trust through the reinvigoration of civic education as a national security imperative.
Reinvigorating civics has become a national and economic security imperative. The urgency requires reaching not just K-12 students but also adults. This guide is for individuals looking to engage in civics conversations and activities with adults.
Report — September 15, 2022
Commentary by Suzanne Spaulding — March 8, 2022
Critical Questions by Suzanne Spaulding and Devi Nair — September 9, 2021
Critical Questions by Suzanne Spaulding , Devi Nair , and Joseph Federici — January 29, 2021
Civics as a National Security Imperative: A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Neil M. Gorsuch
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Event by Seth G. Jones and Suzanne Spaulding — June 20, 2018
Report by Suzanne Spaulding and Eric Goldstein — February 14, 2018