Goldman School of Public Policy - University of California, Berkeley

CCDE Program

The Center for Civility and Democratic Engagement, founded by the Class of '68 and led by Dan Lindheim, faculty director, Larry A. Rosenthal, program director, and Robert B. Reich, senior fellow, sponsors activities on the UC Berkeley campus and beyond, including:

  1. Research into understanding the political, ideological and cultural factors that generate conflict and what enables productive problem solving locally, nationally and globally.
     
  2. Teaching based on the research that equips students with techniques for dealing with conflict and skills in collaborative leadership and consensus building.
     
  3. Fellowships and Internships for Goldman School graduate students’ public policy projects and for undergraduate UC Washington Center students from Berkeley.
     
  4. Public Events featuring prominent speakers on topics related to civility and democratic engagement and broadly communicating research results to the public and the media.