Center for Communication and Democratic Engagement (CDE)
We are guided by democratic values
At the CDE we value: listening, voice, difference, the environment, knowledge and democratic engagement. We work with partners on campus, in our local community, and globally on a range of issues--including but not limited to: energy democracy, science communication, a just transition, public participation, and diversity. Our CDE activities integrate research, teaching and outreach as well as reflexivity about how we communicate about cultural crises, conflicts and challenges through democratic practices (such as debate, dialogue, deliberation, mediation, restorative justice and performance ethnography).