Research Convenings

The National Institute for Civil Discourse hosts Research Convenings which are open to both researchers within and outside of our Research Network.

On September 26-28, 2019, the Research Network convened the third research convening. More information about the convening can be found in the program.  With nearly 50 scholars from diverse fields such as political science, communication, philosophy, psychology, and history, the convening brought together people exploring issues of public discourse, politics, and the dynamics of civiliy. 

As the report notes:

"While political discourse — the conversations we have in person and online, the framing of ideas in our media, and the ways in which our political leaders interact with each other – is not all there is to politics, the way in which we talk to each other can tell us a lot about how well-governed our country is and how well-equipped we are to confront the problems of the 21st Century."

The state of political discourse in 2019 deserves scholarly attention and the NICD Research Convening allowed for the opportunity to better understand both the issues and the challenges we face in the United States.

Read the full report by clicking on the image below.

For previous Research Convening Summaries, click the links below.

Read our Research Convening Summary of 2014

Read our Research Convening Summary of 2017