The Initiative on Campus Dialogues (ICD) is a working group organized as part of the project on Humility & Conviction in Public Life. This initiative seeks to bring together research in the humanities with community outreach and engagement. This community-building exercise brings together UConn students, staff and faculty, as well as non-university practitioners, around a two-step model focused on dialogue and implementation.
ICD is currently identifying concrete steps toward creating resources and networks by which dialogue can be robustly and collectively pursued and promoted within the UConn community and beyond. Ultimately, ICD aims to plan and promote productive dialogue over divisive issues in order to create sustainable and infrastructural change, at the university and local level, in the tenor, tone and hopefully outcomes of how we discuss controversial topics.