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Marc J. Dunkelman

Welcome to the app-i-fication of friendship (comments by Marc Dunkelman)

April 18, 2018 The Outline

Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkleman, said he loves the idea of an ecosystem of entrepreneurs "trying to figure out ways to address" the lack of person-to-person connection in today's society, but he criticized startups for setting up meetings between like-minded people who may not learn more about the world from talking to each other.


Community (interview with Marc Dunkelman)

February 20, 2018 Breached Podcast

Marc Dunkelman, Fellow in Public Policy, joined the Breached Podcast to discuss how we define the boundaries of an American community, legally, politically, and practically. 


A Gathering Seeks Levers to Rebuild Public Good (Watson Institute faculty mentioned)

October 25, 2017 Nonprofit Quarterly

Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkelman and sociology professor Michael Kennedy are mentioned in an article about a panel they participated in at the inaugural Greater Good Gathering, a conference "aimed to look 'deeply and cross-disciplinarily at how the means for addressing and promoting the Greater Good may be changing in today's world.'" 


Is America getting lonelier? (Marc Dunkelman mentioned)

August 7, 2017 The Washington Post

Commentary by columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. on shifting relationships among Americans, particularly in neighborhoods, focuses on work by Marc Dunkelman, a Watson Institute fellow who wrote “The Vanishing Neighbor” in 2014. 


Next-Door Strangers: The Crisis of Urban Anonymity (written by Marc Dunkelman)

July 20, 2017 The Hedgehog Review

Public Policy Fellow Marc Dunkleman in the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture's Hedgehog Review, "The demands of democratic government—the fact that power flowed up from the grassroots—prompted similarly situated strangers to get to know one another in pursuit of the common good."


Why Won't You Be My Neighbor? (comments by Marc Dunkelman)

August 21, 2015 City Lab, The Atlantic

In an article on a new report that found that most Americans have never spent time with their neighbors, Marc Dunkelman, public policy fellow at Brown, discusses the reasons why people used to have more interactions with the people that lived around them.