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E. Coast Forums on Lessons Learned from Hurricane Sandy

For those of you working on the East Coast or in community preparedness, we recommend you check out a recent post from the National Issues Forums Institute on a series of public forums being hosted by WHYY and the Penn Project for Civic Engagement.  The goal of the forums is to engage local communities in discussion on the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and what individuals, communities, and governments can do to be better prepared next time. With two forums already having been hosted, the next […] (continue)

Study on Effects of Partisan Polarization

Our friends at the Kettering Foundation recently posted about a paper on the seriousness of the challenge posed by political polarization.  You can read the post below or find the original post on the KF News blog here: www.kettering.org/kfnews/do-partisan-elites-polarize-the-public. Is polarization an elite or public phenomenon, or is it, indeed, both? KF research associate David McIvor recently analyzed a paper in the American Political Science Review that asks whether partisan-polarized environments can affect how citizens come to judge public issues. The study finds that polarized partisan environments do “fundamentally change” how […] (continue)

Roundup of News from the Kettering Foundation

NCDD has been working closely with the Kettering Foundation recently, including playing a role in this past week’s Public Voice 2013, and we wanted to share more of what Kettering has been up to over the past few months… A Public Voice 2013: Framing the Public Deliberation on Budget Issues On June 5, Washington policymakers and representatives from the deliberative democracy network will meet at the National Press Club for a working meeting. Do Partisan Elites Polarize the Public? KF research associate David McIvor recently […] (continue)

Updates on NIF’s National Security Discussion Guide

The National Issues Forums Institute has announced updates to their discussion guide for national security issues. With the powerful emotions and real challenges facing our country in questions of security, resources like “America’s Role in the World: What Does National Security Mean in the 21st Century?” are important tools to keep our national conversation on security informed and productive.  You can read NIFI’s remarks on the update below, or find them in full on their website. This 12-page issue guide is an updated (2013) version […] (continue)

Announcing the Winners of the 2013 Taylor L. Willingham Legacy Award

We would like you to join our friends at the National Issues Forums Institute in congratulating the three winners of the Taylor  L. Willingham Legacy Award.  The 2013 winners are Michael Baldwin, Krysta Best, and Erin Katherine Sykes.  This is the second year that the fund has provided $1,000 grants in memory of Taylor Willingham’s contribution to the deliberative movement, and you can read more about the exciting projects that the winners will be creating with their grants in the NIFI’s write-up on this year’s winners, which […] (continue)

Launching the Dialogue Storytelling Tool

I’m excited to launch a new tool on the NCDD website to help you share your success stories more broadly The draft tool can be found at www.ncdd.org/storytelling-tool and I encourage everybody to take a look and give the tool a test drive by entering one of your dialogue and deliberation projects! For a long time now, NCDD has wanted to find a way to collect more stories from our members about their dialogue and deliberation projects.  We’re working with both the Kettering Foundation and Participedia.net to broaden […] (continue)

Kettering to Develop Deliberative Forums in Israel

We hope you’ll join us in congratulating our friends at the Kettering Foundation on their new opportunity to develop deliberative decision-making forums for Israeli Jews and Arabs in Israel. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most difficult problems of dialogue and bridge building in the world, and we are excited to see the Kettering Foundation’s deliberative model being applied, and are hopeful that it will bring about positive change for the people of Israel and Palestine.  Read more about the new project below or […] (continue)

Kettering/Public Agenda report cited in Washington Post

We are pleased to note that the work of our friends at the Kettering Foundation and Public Agenda contributed to the national education conversation when it was cited in the Washington Post recently. Here are Kettering’s remarks on the Post article. With several major cities closing large numbers of neighborhood schools as part of their reform efforts, the Washington Post’s education blogger, Valerie Strauss, took a look at recent studies analyzing how much money is actually saved to be reinvested in other, more successful schools. The answer is, Strauss […] (continue)

Update on NIF’s National Dialogue on Higher Ed

As many of you may know, our friends at the National Issues Forums Institute have been engaged in an ongoing national dialogue series based on one of their latest issue guides titled “Shaping Our Future: How Should Higher Education Help Us Create the Society We Want?”  The guide has been helping facilitate conversations across the country about how our nation’s colleges and university systems should be changing and what role they should play in our society’s future.  The series has continued to move forward, and we wanted to […] (continue)

An invitation to an online deliberative forum

You are invited to join “A Nation in Debt,” an online deliberative forum beginning on Monday, April 8, and continuing through April 20. The site will be open to participants continuously during that period, but you must register by Monday, April 8, at 4 pm. How does the national debt affect individuals, businesses, and communities? Together we will consider the impact of the national debt and explore three possible options for addressing this issue, and work to find common ground. The forum adapts A Nation in […] (continue)

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