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Democracy & Diplomacy Community to Offer Citizen Diplomacy Dialogues

Learning Life is pleased to announce the addition of international Citizen Diplomacy Dialogues to our new Democracy & Diplomacy Community (DDC) starting in January 2023. The Dialogues will offer DDC members and the interested public an opportunity to learn, network and advance citizen diplomacy (CD) worldwide.  CD can be defined as communication or collaboration among citizens (not government diplomats) across ...

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Founder’s Blog: 3 Threats to American Democracy & Their Social Roots

The following article was published in The Fulcrum here on September 27, 2022.  Democracy in America faces three existential threats: election subversion, a growing disconnect between policy and public opinion, and a longstanding gulf between democracy and Americans’ everyday lives. On Sept. 19, Joseph Kahn, executive editor of The New York Times, announced that some of the Times’ best journalists are working ...

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American Polarization Event Launches Democracy & Diplomacy Community

On Saturday, September 17, Learning Life’s first in-person event in over 2.5 years drew metro Washington DC residents to a rich, participatory discussion of one of the most salient political issues in America today — polarization — and launched an ambitious new community devoted to advancing democracy and diplomacy in the USA and abroad.   The event, co-sponsored by the Eisenhower ...

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American Polarization: A Conversation (DDC Event)

Live in the metro Washington DC area? Interested in politics? Concerned about the future of American democracy? Learning Life and the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College are pleased to announce a special in-person, conversation about American polarization on Saturday, September 17, 6:30-10:00pm EST featuring three distinguished speakers on American polarization: 1. Nealin Parker, Executive Director, Search for Common Ground USA, and ...

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