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Connecting with Canadians Policy Research and Dialogue Program

from the Canadian Policy Research Networks (cprn.org) press release… Connecting with Canadians, a new five-year public policy research and dialogue program that will engage Canadians to address key issues such as citizenship, diversity and skills barriers, has been launched by Canadian Policy Research Networks. A unique feature of Connecting with Canadians is its commitment to greater engagement of young Canadians in policy issues, says Manson Singer. Young people will participate in the research and dialogue. “We want to leave our young leaders with a legacy […] (continue)

More on Mobilize.org's Democracy 2.0 Entrepreneur Grant Summit

from the latest Mobilize.org press release on the event… Mobilize.org has announced the application launch for its Democracy 2.0 Entrepreneur Grant Summit, Money in Politics, to be held July 18-21, 2008, in Denver, Colorado. In partnership with The Sunlight Foundation and Common Cause, Mobilize.org is seeking innovative projects focused towards clean election practices at the local, state, and national level. Mobilize.org is focusing efforts on empowering members of the Millennial Generation to develop innovative clean elections practices, emphasizing the creation of public finance reforms at […] (continue)

Registration Opens for the August 2008 IAP2 Conference

As previously covered here, this summer’s IAP2 conference in Glascow, UK will be held from August 27th to 29th. Registration is now open, and their early bird rate will be available until May 29th. More details on registration can be found online here. The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) conference will be held in partnership with the Scottish Centre for Sustainable Development (SCSCD) at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Keynote Speakers will address topics such as community empowerment and what it means to […] (continue)

New Date for the Beyond the Academy Conference

The Beyond the Academy Conference is now scheduled for June 10-11, 2008. It will take place on the Arlington Campus of George Mason University, beginning the evening of the 10th and continuing all day on th 11th. Meeting just outside the nation’s capital in the midst of a presidential campaign year, public scholars from across the country will discuss the ways in which their work is more than “academic,” how it helps strengthen democratic institutions and public life and can bring about civic change. For […] (continue)

Why Conservatives Should Support Dialogue & Deliberation…

Here’s a must-read: Dave Davenport, research fellow at the Hoover Institute and professor of public policy at Pepperdine University, recently wrote a great article for the Hoover Digest titled Why Conservatives should Embrace Deliberative Democracy. The article refers to some recent deliberative efforts – CaliforniaSpeaks, a European deliberative poll, the Canadian citizens assemblies for electoral reform, etc. – and talks about how, when he describes these experiments to his political and policy friends, he gets more enthusiastic reactions from people on the Left than those […] (continue)

Int'l Conference on Youth and Politics in Belgium this July

The University of Leuven organizes an international conference on Youth and Politics, in Bruges (Belgium), 3-4 July 2008. Various sessions focus on (the effects of) civic education. Key note speakers include Constance Flanagan, Matt Henn, Murray Print, Brian Loader, Kristin Goss, Jennifer Fitzgerald, Carmen Sirianna and James Sloam. All information can be found on the website: www.kuleuven.be/citizenship or by emailing Ellen.Claes@soc.kuleuven.be. (continue)

IAP2 Search for Executive Director

Another incredible job opening in our field… On March 24th I received an email from search consultant Bob Fisher asking me to get the word out to the NCDD network about this great position. His email said “Many of the North American Board members have cited NCDD as the leading organization among whose members we might find qualified and interested candidates for this position” – so they’re looking for YOU folks! Here’s the official announcement: The Board and members of the International Association for Public […] (continue)

Civic Life Online: Learning How Digital Media Can Engage Youth

from www.mitpressjournals.org… Civic Life Online: Learning How Digital Media Can Engage Youth(pdf file), Pages 97-118 Using Participatory Media and Public Voice to Encourage Civic Engagement, Howard Rheingold, Stanford University, Communication Department Teaching young people how to use digital media to convey their public voices could connect youthful interest in identity exploration and social interaction with direct experiences of civic engagement. Learning to use blogs (“web logs,” web pages that are regularly updated with links and opinion), wikis (web pages that non-programmers can edit easily), podcasts […] (continue)

IAP2 International Conference: Call for Contributions

from an IAP2 press release… The next IAP2 International Conference will take place at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK. The Conference title is: ‘Public Participation and Corporate Social Responsibility: from why to how’. The Conference will take place between the 27th and 29th August 2008. It will start early on the morning of the 27th and the last sessions for delegate presentations will end at approximately 4pm on the 29th. For those who are in Glasgow on the 26th August early registration will be […] (continue)

A National Report on Deliberative Forums about the Energy Problem

Available now for download from Public Agenda: Public Thinking about the Energy Problem: Choices for an Uncertain Future (available as a free pdf) a 46-page report prepared for the Kettering Foundation and the National Issues Forums Institute based on outcomes of deliberative public forums that were held in 42 states and the District of Columbia in 2007. (continue)