2020 NASPA Annual Conference

Dialogue and Deliberation: Engaging in the Process for Conversations Across Difference

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In the context of a sustained crisis of political polarization, the task of promoting thoughtful public discourse on controversial issues is more urgent than ever. The numerous activities and approaches that constitute civic engagement in higher education offer great promise, but without careful attention to theory and practice they may miss the mark when it comes to promoting deliberative discourse. This workshop is an introduction to the theory and practice of deliberative democracy using the National Issues Forums (NIF) model. Participants will be invited to engage as moderators in the Free Speech and the Inclusive Campus session.

Additional registration required

Sunday, March 29
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm



Presented by

Stephanie King, Director of Civic Engagement and Knowledge Community Initiatives/NASPA
Teri Hinds, Director of Policy Research & Advocacy/NASPA
Diana Ali, Assistant Director of Policy Research and Advocacy/ NASPA
Brent Marsh, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of Students/University of Mississippi Main Campus
Kara Lindaman, Professor, Political Science & Public Administration/Winona State University
Erin Payseur, Project Manager for Community Engagement/University of Mississippi Main Campus