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Framing the Conservative & Progressive Conversation

Originally contributed to the NCDD Event Blog in 2008 by David Messerschmidt… Walking Our Talk: What Our Field can Learn From Conservatives David Joseph introduced the session. David is from Massachussetts. He recalled living through the election when only Massachussets went for …  And he described the first NCDD conference where the answer to the publicly asked question–Who did you vote for?–there were hands indicating “Bush” fewer in number than the panel of five on the stage. Joseph recommended a new book: The Big Sort […] (continue)

Notes on Practical Communications Theory

What follows are David Messerschmidt's notes from the workshop on "Practical Communications Theory" at the 2008 NCDD Conference in Austin. The session was co-facilitated by Barnett Pearce, Professor at Fielding Graduate University; Kimberly Pearce, Professor at De Anza College and co-founder of The Public Dialogue Consortium and Pearce Associates; and Linda Blong, Program Co-Leader of the Dialogue, Deliberation and Public Engagement Certificate Program at Fielding Graduate University. (continue)

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