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Issue Guide - "Free Speech and the Inclusive Campus: How Do We Foster the Campus Community We Want?"

This issue guide was prepared by NASPA (historically, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators), Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan, research institute that studies the public's role in democracy. 

This issue guide presents three options for deliberation:

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Moving Face-to-Face Deliberation Online

The National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) is in the process of exploring how to move forums and deliberation online in ways that would help small groups of people talk with, and see each other while they deliberate about a public issue.

In the coming weeks, a number of organizations around the country will be holding some online forums (focusing on health care costs and other issues) to test how useful online platforms like Zoom and others might be to help people to deliberate together about issues.

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Cancelled - Sunday, March 15, 2020, Watch an El Paso, Texas, Forum about Health Care on KCOS TV

NOTE: This forum has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date

This Sunday, March 15, 2020, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time (5:00-6:30 p.m., Eastern Time), you can watch a live National Issues Forum (NIF) focusing on Health Care on KCOS TV in El Paso, Texas. For more information contact Jule Zimet at jule1@ix.netcom.com .

Click here to watch the livestream (not available until the forum begins on March 15, 2020).

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A Message from David Mathews

The following is from David Mathews, Chair of the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI).

TO:            The NIFI Board Members and the NIF Network

FROM:       David Mathews, Chair of the National Issues Forums Institute

DATE:        February 26, 2020

RE:            Forums in prisons

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