Public Program Resources

Initiatives & Organizations

Choose Civility Portland

Institute for Civil Discourse and Democracy

Civic Commons: Turning Talking into Action

National Institute for Civil Discourse

Civil Politics.org

The Village Square

Everyday Democracy

National Issues Forums

Public Agenda

National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation

The Ohio Civility Project at the University of Akron

Institute for Civility in Government

Project Civil Discourse, from the Arizona Humanities Council

Project Civility, from Rutgers University

(Un)Common Good, from the Illinois Humanities Council

Human Library


Video and Audio


“The Good Fight” dialogues from Bloggingheads.tv : People with varying viewpoints on politics & policy face off in civil debates

NorthEast Public Radio talks with Kevin Ryan of the Vermont Bar Association & several panelists on Civility & Political Discourse in Vermont

Vermont Bar Association Executive Director, Bob Paolini reflects on key takeaways from the Civility & Political Discourse program.  Fast forward to minute 35:48 on the play bar.

Civility in Politics & the Lost Art of Compromise. Jim Leach, Former Chairman for the NEH, discusses civility in a pre-program interview on Vermont Public Radio.  

"Free Speech or Disruption: Civility in Public Debate"

Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia

"Is Civility Dead?" Three Part Series from NBC's TODAY Show

Stephen Carter on "PBS NewsHour"

National Constitution Center’s Conference on Civility and Democracy: Public Town-Hall

Judge Bruce Meyerson from the National Institute for Civil Discourse

Project Civility at Rutgers University

Civility and Free Expression in a Constitutional Democracy is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities under the Bridging Cultures initiative. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Bar Association, or any of its program partners.

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