National Institute for Civil Discourse
- Engage Across Differences
Engaging people in constructive conversations across our divides
The National Institute for Civil Discourse is a non-partisan organization founded to promote healthy and civil political debate. NICD is devoted to the principle that people with different values and political preferences, can discuss their differences in a civil and productive manner. This approach builds bridges of understanding across our divides and engages our differences constructively to advance solutions to our most pressing challenges. We believe the American people will be our saving grace. We are less divided than we seem and hungrier for a more constructive approach to politics. Our programs are also designed to encourage elected leaders to put country ahead of partisanship.
Washington D.C., USA
Everyday Americans Are Brining Common Sense to Congress
April 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
Polarization has accelerated over the last 40 years and just when we need it most, our...
Sustaining Democracy: What We Owe to the Other Side
“This podcast is a conversation between NICD’s Dr. Timothy Shaffer and Dr. Robert B. Talisse Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Talisse highlights the challenge of what it means...
Listening with Empathy and Humility
Listening with Empathy & Humility video series features host, Katie Couric and a diverse group of everyday Americans sharing their own experiences and tips on how to listen more deeply...
Engaging Differences – Key Principles and Best Practices
Engaging in conversations across the divide opens doors to finding common ground. This piece conveys several key principles and best practices that are critical to connecting across divides, including: Empathy...