About the Progressive Studies Program

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The Progressive Studies Program is a unique interdisciplinary project exploring the history, intellectual foundations, and public understanding of progressivism in America.

The program seeks to increase public awareness, educate decision makers, and develop thoughtful and honest debates about progressive ideas and values, through lectures, articles, public events including our Progressivism on Tap series, book discussions like our Progressive Authors Series, and training seminars with activists and young people. It also seeks to develop thoughtful and honest debates about modern progressivism and its relationship to the earlier progressive era and other political and social movements throughout American history.

The program’s public research component will complement these discussions by documenting and tracking American ideological attitudes and demographic trends across the country.