SNF Agora Institute

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Stephen Ruckman works as Deputy Director of SNF Agora, supporting the Director in executing all aspects of the institute’s operations and advancing its mission of improving and expanding civic engagement and informed, inclusive dialogue as the cornerstone of global democracy. Prior to his time at Johns Hopkins, he was a policy lawyer in federal and state government, frequently working to help others embrace pluralistic approaches to policy issues ranging from internet privacy governance to campaign finance reform. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an M.A.R. from Yale Divinity School, where he studied religious pluralism.