Pete Davis

Author, "Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing" | Co-founder, the Democracy Policy Network and Getaway
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Pete Davis is a writer and civic advocate. He works on civic projects aimed at deepening American democracy and solidarity. Pete is the co-founder of the Democracy Policy Network, a state policy organization focused on raising up ideas that deepen democracy, and is currently co-producing a documentary on the life and work of civic guru Robert Putnam. In 2015, he cofounded Getaway, a company that provides simple, unplugged escapes to tiny cabins outside of major cities. His Harvard Law School graduation speech, “A Counterculture of Commitment,” has been viewed more than 30 million times — and was recently expanded into a book: Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in An Age of Infinite Browsing.
Pete is also the author of Our Bicentennial Crisis: A Call to Action for Harvard Law School’s Public Interest Mission, a book on reviving Harvard Law School’s public interest mission, and the co-author of How To Get Away: Finding Balance in our Overworked, Overcrowded, Always-On World, a book articulating Getaway’s philosophy of balancing technology and disconnection, city and nature, and work and leisure. His opinion pieces have appeared in The New York Daily News, Aeon, The Guardian, Fast Company, America Magazine, and The Falls Church News-Press.


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Harvard Commencement 2018
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Can We Become a Country of “Joiners”?
New Republic
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Cultivating our civic imagination — and putting it into practice
Connective Tissue
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The 2024 unRival Award Winner: "Join or Die"
unRival Network
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Join or Die': New film say strengthening democracy requires strengthening communities
NPR | Austin
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Dedicated: The Case for Commitment in an Age of Infinite Browsing
Nest Big Deal Club
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‘Dedicated’ Makes the Case for Doing Something and Sticking With it
The New York Times
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“Everything That Matters Take Time — There Are No Shortcuts”
Gretchen Rubin
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How to Stop Living in ‘Infinite Browsing Mode’
The Atlantic
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The Case for Commitment in an Age of “Infinite Browsing”
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