The CHCI-Mellon Crises of Democracy Global Humanities Institute (GHI) is a partnership formed by five universities: Trinity College Dublin, University of São Paulo, Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Zagreb, and Columbia University.

In July 2019, the Crises of Democracy Global Humanities Institute commenced its second and most significant phase: a 9-day summer institute in Dubrovnik attended by a consortium of seasoned humanities scholars and international early career researchers. This group of 40 researchers in various career stages, representing over 30 disciplines and travelling from 5 continents, met in Croatia to examine threats to democracy through the prism of cultural trauma. The programme consisted of lectures, panels, practical skills workshops, film screenings, and early career researcher presentations.

One of the main objectives of the GHI was to create a living curriculum open to all. The Crises of Democracy Curriculum is based on our programme in Dubrovnik and has been designed by the GHI faculty.

The Crises of Democracy Curriculum and Global Humanities Institute is supported by the Consortium for Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and the A.W. Mellon Foundation.