About The Initiative on Campus Dialogues (ICD)

The Initiative on Campus Dialogues (ICD) is a working group originally organized as part of the project on Humility & Conviction in Public Life. This initiative brings together UConn students, staff and faculty, as well as non-university practitioners, around a two-step model focused on dialogue and implementation.

ICD works to create resources and foster networks by which dialogue can be robustly and collectively pursued and promoted within the UConn community and beyond. ICD helps to plan and promote productive dialogue over divisive issues in order to create sustainable institutional change, at the university and local level, in the tenor, tone and hopefully outcomes of how we discuss controversial topics.

About the ICD Fellowship Program

Campus Dialogue EventThe 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 specific content areas and curricular settings, utilizing current research-in-practice. Learn more...

2020-2021 Call for Proposals

Encounter Series EventThe Democracy and Dialogues project of the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, in partnership with other University co-sponsors, will award five (5) new fellowships to participate in UConn's ongoing Initiative on Campus Dialogues (ICD) Fellowship Program. This year's program will focus on creating dialogue in the classroom.Learn more...