Through the Democracy and Dialogues Initiative, the University of Connecticut is working to increase democratic and civic capacity by supporting community dialogues on critical issues, providing moderator and facilitation training for dialogues and deliberations, and partnering with campus colleagues and local institutions to increase meaningful participation by all community members.

This initiative is run by Dodd Human Rights Impact and is supported by the Human Rights Institute, the Office of Global Affairs, UConn's Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Humanities Institute, UConn Extension and the Division of Student Affairs - Parent's Fund.

Events & Announcements

Call for Proposals: Democracy & Dialogues Fellowship Program

Democracy & Dialogues Initiative Fellowship Program: Call for proposals 2021-2022 The  Democracy and Dialogues Initiative of the Dodd Human Rights Impact, in partnership with other University co-sponsors (listed below), will award five (5) new fellowships to participate in UConn’s ongoing Democracy and Dialogues Initiative Fellowship Program. What? The Democracy and Dialogues Fellowship Program, now in its fifth year, is a University-wide partnership, with participation from academic, service, outreach and administrative units. Fellowship teams will engage in […]

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Congratulations 2020-2021 ICD Fellows!

  Congratulations to all of our 2020-2021 ICD Fellowship Teams. Read more about their projects and an update about their semester linked below. The ICD Fellowship Program is a University-wide partnership, with participation from academic, service, outreach and administrative units. Fellowship teams engage in year-long, shared-learning process, develop projects that apply dialogue and deliberation to […]

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DDI Intern Feature: a Q & A with Samara Johnson

Samara Johnson is a 2021 Graduate of UConn School of Social Work and worked as an intern for the Democracy and Dialogues Initiative for the 2020-2021 academic year. Read more about Samara’s work and experiences as an intern below.  What was the inspiration or motivation for pursuing the internship with Democracy and Dialogues Initiative? For […]

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Calendar

  1. 9/27 DDI Fellows Drop-In Workshop Session
  2. 10/6 DDI Fellows Meeting
  3. 10/6 Encounters Dialogue: Getting Housing Right
  4. 10/20 DDI Fellows Drop-In Workshop
  5. 11/3 Encounters Dialogue: Voting Rights And Access In Our Democracy