Dialogues for Public Life

The Dialogues for Public Life program was created to facilitate and develop the capacity of the campus and local communities to discuss challenging social issues in a productive and meaningful way. Co-sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement & Learning and The Ethics Center at UAA, the initiative was started when UAA was invited to participate as a member of a national cohort with The Kettering Foundation. The Kettering Foundation is a research organization with an interest in working with institutions of higher education that “seek to understand the challenges and opportunities associated with the public engagement and the public deliberation of pressing local or national issues.”

  • Upcoming Events
  • Past Events

    February 2 2016 Beginning Skills in Public Deliberation - Urban in Alaska Conference

    April 14 2015  "Over the Edge: When the Substances We Use Become a Problem "Students, faculty, and community members are invited to participate in this forum to discuss their priorities as well as the challenges in responding to substance abuse, with an eye for forward-thinking solutions.

    September 11th 2014, Think Tank forum

    November 5th 2014, Community Forum - Over the Edge: When the Substances We Use Become a Problem

    November 7th 2014 World Café - Over the Edge: When the Substances We Use Become a Problem

CESA Moderator Program

A training and mentorship program is available for students interested in learning to moderate dialogue and deliberation events. Students are trained as event moderators and play a crucial role in the program as they bring their insights and ideas about the role the initiative should play on the campus community. The skills and knowledge students gain from their participation in the program builds their competency to become leaders upon graduation.
Meet the current team of student moderators

A limited number of CESA Moderator positions are available each semester. CESA Moderator positions are open to all majors. Students have the potential to continue as moderators for multiple semesters. For eligible students, a 1-3 credit hour tuition award is available. Students interested in learning more may email Dr. Donna Aguiniga or Dr. Stephanie Bauer.

Apply to be a CESA Moderator for Dialogues for Public Life:

Download the student moderator application form

Faculty Fellows for Dialogues for Public Life

Donna M. Aguiniga, PhD                   Stephanie Bauer, PhD 
Faculty, Social Work                          Faculty, Philosophy
dmaguiniga@uaa.alaska.edu           slbauer@uaa.alaska.edu

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