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  • Gregg Kaufman

Read an Article about Gregg Kaufman's Deliberative Democracy Course at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Gregg Kaufman has been involved in convening and moderating deliberative public forums for a number of years. He also teaches a course about deliberative democracy each year for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). You can read an article, by Julie Guiliani, about Kaufman, his work, and his OLLI course for this fall and winter.

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  • We art exhibit

The Politics of Thanksgiving - Art Exhibit and Deliberative Forum Will be Part of Examination of "The History of the United States Through the Lens of Thanksgiving"

A deliberative public forum about the issue of immigration will be included in the programming planned as part of an art exhibit at the Russell Library at the University of Georgia. The art exhibit, We: American Thanksgiving Conflict and Communion will feature the work of two artists; sculptor and potter Micaela Hobbs, and painter Jennifer Niswonger.

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  • online forums
  • Common Ground for Action

Coming in September and October - Register to Join an Online Forum or a Moderator Practice Session

The Kettering Foundation (KF) and the National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) are convening online Common Ground for Action (CGA) forums in September and October — these are great opportunities to share with people you’d like to experience a deliberative forum: teachers who might want to use deliberation in the classroom, partners on an issue who are new to forums.  Please share this post widely with your networks and on social media. 

Register below to participate in any of the following CGA forums.

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  • Jacksonville forum
  • Gregg Kaufman
  • Anna Brosche

In Jacksonville, Florida, Public Deliberations Help Inform Plans to Deal with Monuments and Memorials

Last month, veteran National Issues Forums (NIF) convener and moderator, Gregg Kaufman reported on a 16-forum public engagement project in the Jacksonville, Florida area, during February and March, 2018. The project was intended to help people in the community talk about Jacksonville's history, and to deliberate about the best way to deal with controversial statues and monuments in the area.

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