Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation Grants

Period of Performance

10/1/2011 - 6/30/2013

Funding Totals

$400,000.00 (approved)
$400,000.00 (awarded)

Civility and American Democracy

FAIN: GI-50350-11

University of Massachusetts, Boston (Boston, MA 02125-3300)
Stephen Crosby (Project Director: January 2011 to April 2012)
Connie S. Chan (Project Director: April 2012 to January 2013)
Ira A. Jackson (Project Director: February 2013 to November 2013)

Implementation of a two-day public forum and related debates, with broadcast and digital media dissemination, about the meaning of civility and its role in the functioning of American democracy.

The Center for Civil Discourse at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, will hold a series of public events in 2012 to explore the principles of civil discourse and put them into practice. Nationally recognized scholars of history, philosophy, comparative religion, law, culture and the arts will participate in Civility and American Democracy: A National Forum in January 2012, to deepen our collective understanding of civility and its place in American democracy.