The HEDP initiative hosted a conference at Brown University in Providence, RI, on March 6, 2018 to bring together civic practitioners, scholars, funders, and students for discussions on democratic values, practice, and behavior. The convening examined how institutions currently engage in these behaviors, how they can improve, and how all stakeholders can work together to help our institutions best defend and promote democracy. The convening aimed to produce:

  • Recommended steps that institutions of higher education can take to promote democratic values and behaviors

  • A proposed set of specific democratic values, behavior, and knowledge that educational institutions should aim to foster in students

  • Working groups to continue collaboration on themes or project ideas that emerge from the convening

The full program can be found here.