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GI-50350-11Public Programs: America's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsUniversity of Massachusetts, BostonCivility and American Democracy10/1/2011 - 6/30/2013$400,000.00IraA.Jackson   University of Massachusetts, BostonBostonMA02125-3300USA2011Interdisciplinary Studies, GeneralAmerica's Historical and Cultural Organizations: Implementation GrantsPublic Programs40000004000000

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.