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  • Over the Edge

FREE Issue Guide about Alcohol and Drug Abuse - "Over the Edge: What Should We Do When Alcohol and Drug Use Become a Problem to Society?"

This new issue guide about drug and alcohol abuse is available as a free pdf download.

The guide was jointly produced by a number of groups and organizations including: the Community College of Baltimore County, San Diego Deliberation Network, Tennessee State University, University of Alaska Anchorage, Walden University, SUNY Broome Community College, and the West Virginia Center for Civic Life.

The following is excerpted from the guide's introduction:

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Brown, DiMascio, Foley, and Molnar-Main Elected to National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI)

The National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) is pleased to announce its 2018 class of members.

Jerry Elijah Brown, William DiMascio, Dolores Foley and Stacy Molnar-Main were elected during the institute’s annual meeting in Dayton, Ohio, on December 4, 2014.

“Jerry Brown, Bill DiMascio, Dolores Foley and Stacy Molnar-Main bring to NIFI vision, commitment and broad experience with citizens and communities,” said NIFI president William Muse.

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  • Forum poster

From Scott Corley, a Report about Racial and Ethnic Justice Deliberations at SUNY Broome Community College

The following is a report from Scott Corley on “Equality and Justice for All: How Can We Improve Racial and Ethnic Justice?” deliberations. It summarizes what happened in National Issues Forums (NIF)-styled deliberations on racial and ethnic justice that took place in Broome County, New York, during the fall and spring semesters at SUNY Broome Community College.

The image accompanying this blog post is a poster that Binghamton University used for advertising the racial justice deliberation on their campus.



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  • Seminar in Yellowstone National Park

A Few Positions Still Open - July 27-August 1, 2015, Seminar in Yellowstone National Park

(From George Mehaffy) We’re planning another great week-long faculty seminar in Yellowstone National Park in late July 2015.  In addition to the summer Seminar, some of you know that we’re also working on a national course that grows out of our work at Yellowstone, one of a series of four national blended courses.  There may be opportunities for a faculty member participating in the Yellowstone Seminar this summer to be introduced to the national blended course that we’re in the process of developing, pilot the course on their campus, etc.  The national blended courses are going to b

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  • Cover of the issue guide titled A New Land, What Kind of Goverment Should We Have

"A New Land: What Kind of Government Should We Have?" - a New Issue Guide from the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) Historic Decisions Series

The issue guide, A New Land: What Kind of Government Should We Have? is now available to order in hardcopy ($2.49 each plus shipping), or to dowload as a PDF ($1.99 each). The newest in the Historic Decisions series, this 18-page guide was created as a project of the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), James Madison's Montpelier, and the National Constitution Center, in collaboration with the Kettering Foundation.

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