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).
The CDE Executive Committee consists of three faculty members within the Department of Communication. The center also consists of graduate research fellows, graduate student affiliates, undergraduate volunteers, and an Advisory Board and Faculty Fellows across disciplines at the University of Colorado Boulder and at other universities.
Founder and Director, Center for Public Deliberation
Professor, Colorado State University
Associate Professor, Media Studies
Associate Director, Center for Media, Religion and Culture
Faculty Affiliate, School of Education
Associate Director, CU Engage: Center for Community Based Learning and Research
Ralina L. Joseph
Director, Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity
Associate Professor, University of Washington