In this episode, we bring you a 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? Discover what happened when 500 American voters came together for a 3-day experience in self-government. Our guests share why this gathering might offer good news for the future of democracy.
- Briefing Materials
- Portraits taken by The New York Times
- New York Times op-ed by Drs. Fishkin and Diamond
- Revising Iceland’s Constitution
- Deliberative Polling Projects Timeline
- “Townhalls by Invitation” – Dr. Fishkin op-ed, The New York Times
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About Our Guests:
Professor Larry Diamond, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University
Professor James Fishkin, Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University, Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy