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Registration Open for May 15th Confab on Liberal-Conservative Dialogue

Join us for our next NCDD Confab call on Wednesday, May 15th from 2:00 to 3:30 EST.  May’s featured NCDDers are Phil Neisser and Jacob Hess, who will lead a discussion on the current status of liberal-conservative and transpartisan dialogue, and how we might work together to expand this area of dialogue and deliberation further.

5/13/13 update: Jacob is surveying call participants here about their work and ideas re: red-blue dialogue.  Please add your thoughts if you haven’t already.  Also check out our 10-year timeline of milestones in red-blue dialogue before the call (and add what’s missing)!

Jacob is a Mormon, a community psychologist, and a devoted conservative, while Phil is an atheist, a leftist, and a college professor. Yet in 2009, after meeting at an NCDD conference, they embarked on a two-year conversation about the issues that divide them. The result is the book “You’re not as Crazy as I Thought,” an entertaining dialogue about power, government, media, religion, morality, gender roles, sexual orientation, race, and more.

Jacob Hess, Ph.D. is now co-founder of All of Life.  Phil Neisser, Ph.D., is Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Department of Politics at SUNY Potsdam.

NCDD’s “Confab calls” are opportunities for members of the NCDD community to connect with each other, hear about exciting projects in our field, and explore our field’s most pressing challenges. We hope all NCDDers with an interest in how dialogue and deliberation can bridge the partisan divide will join us for this confab!

Register for the May 15th confab today to secure your spot.

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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  1. John Backman says:

    SUPERB call. Jacob, Phil, and Sandy did a great job.

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