Resources & Updates

This page contains essays and resources prepared by our faculty after the completion of our first Difficult Dialogues grant. Please come back to this page throughout the year to see new materials we will add from our ongoing faculty development and classroom practice.

Links and Additional Resources
Links will be added as we connect with other grantees and campuses throughout the country. 

Here is the link to the Ford Foundation’s page, with a project overview and current events on the national stage.  http://www.difficultdialogues.org

This is an essay by Allison Bernstein, Vice President of the Ford Foundation, on the impacts of the Difficult Dialogues project.  http://www.fordfound.org/impact/fordreports/publicsquare/difficult_dialogs

The Thomas Jefferson Center in Virginia is dedicated to protecting freedom of expression, and has been integrally tied to the Difficult Dialogues initiative.  Their web site provides the latest news and in-depth analysis of free speech issues. http://www.tjcenter.org/

Here is a list of several program at university campuses to promote intergroup dialogue and discussion.  http://www.diversityweb.org/Digest/Sm99/model.html

More specifically, here is the web site for the Program in Intergroup Relations (IGR) at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.   http://www.igr.umich.edu/overview.html