Virtual Conversations

These conversations will be hosted online via video conference so you can join from wherever you are!

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 07:30 PM EST

Ideas at Work: "America in One Room" and the Future of Democracy

The Center for the Study of Liberty is excited to bring you a LIVE online interview and discussion with the architects of "America in One Room," a ground-breaking experiment conducted in September 2019.

Could our democracy work better if citizens were actually able to think through policy proposals and deliberate?

To explore the possibilities, Professors James Fishkin and Larry Diamond brought together over 500 individuals as a random representative sampling of American voters for a 3-day experience in self-government. The "America in One Room" participants tackled 5 of today's most controversial issues: immigration, healthcare, foreign policy, the environment, and the economy. The entire weekend was covered by The New York Times.

 The results may surprise you and even give you reasons to be optimistic about the future of the "American experiment."

Join us for an exclusive conversation with Professors Fishkin and Diamond as they reveal their findings and share their thoughts on the future of American democracy.

 

Register here for free: https://www.studyliberty.org/20iaw1-america-in-one-room


Saturday, February 08, 2020 at 02:00 PM EST

National Issues Forums Institute Online Healthcare Reform


Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 07:00 PM EST

National Issues Forums Institute Online Healthcare Reform

The National Issues Forums Institute will convene a series of forums using its Common Ground for Action online deliberation platform. CGA is designed to encourage participants to identify collective responses to difficult or controversial issues that have no simple solution. You may sign up to participate in an online forum here.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/12/02/hidden-common-ground-events-healthcare-reform-partisan-divisiveness/4231806002/


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM EST

Ideas at Work: Repairing Our Social Fabric with John Wood Jr. and April Lawson of Better Angels

The Center for the Study of Liberty is delighted to bring you a LIVE online conversation with John Wood, Jr. and April Lawson of Better Angels. Better Angels is a national citizens' movement to reduce political polarization. By bringing "reds" and "blues" all across the country together in workshops, debates, and community alliances, they aim to teach practical skills and strategies for communicating across political differences. Yet their vision extends far beyond getting us all through the 2020 election. The leaders of this movement are asking questions like:

  • "Can we change the trajectory of our civic culture?"
  • "Can we repair our torn social fabric?"

John and April will share their insights about the "unmooring" that took place in 2016, the influence of college campuses on our national dialogue, the importance of rebuilding our "emotional economy," and much more.

 

Register here for free: https://www.studyliberty.org/20iaw2-better-angels


Friday, March 13, 2020 at 04:00 PM EDT

National Issues Forums Institute Online Healthcare Reform

The National Issues Forums Institute will convene a series of forums using its Common Ground for Action online deliberation platform. CGA is designed to encourage participants to identify collective responses to difficult or controversial issues that have no simple solution. You may sign up to participate in an online forum here.

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/12/02/hidden-common-ground-events-healthcare-reform-partisan-divisiveness/4231806002/