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Past Events – University Office for Diversity and Inclusion

Public Discourse Post-Election: Is Dialogue Possible? (Part 2)

Part Two of "Public Discourse Post-Election: Is Dialogue Possible?" hosted by the College of Arts & Sciences' Program for Public Discourse will feature academic experts joining for a discussion. They will focus on intersecting forces that influence how and whether … Continued

Debating the Minimum Wage

The UNC Program for Public Discourse will host its first-ever debate as part of its Debating Public Policy Series. Two UNC faculty members will debate the advantages and disadvantages of President Biden's recent proposal to raise the federal minimum wage … Continued

UNC Faculty Symposium on Deliberative Pedagogy

The Program for Public Discourse will present the "UNC Faculty Symposium on Deliberative Pedagogy." Dr. Kevin Marinelli, Executive Director of the Program for Public Discourse, will make the introduction. The event will be comprised of several sessions: Communication Beyond Carolina … Continued

Democratic Discourse: Challenges and Opportunities

Carolina Union Room 3206 A|B 209 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC

The Program for Public Discourse invites faculty, students, staff and community members to join for a series of First Friday workshops this fall to explore various themes in contemporary public discourse with a series of guest facilitators. Executive Director, Program … Continued

Social Media and Democracy – Helping or Hurting?

The UNC Program for Public Discourse will bring together thought leaders from academia and the tech sector to discuss whether social media can promote - or at least co-exist with - democracy. Many greeted social media and its promise to further … Continued

Abbey Speaker Series: Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide (Hybrid Event)

Nelson Mandela Auditorium, Fed Ex Global Center 301 Pittsboro Street, chapel Hill, NC

How can city-dwellers, suburbanites, and rural residents better understand each other? Join the UNC Program for Public Discourse for Bridging the Rural-Urban Divide, a hybrid Abbey Speaker Series event about the perceived differences between rural and urban residents in contemporary … Continued