‘America in One Room’ and the Future of Democracy Civil Squared Live
January 29, 2020
Civil Squared is excited to bring you a live online interview and discussion with the architects of “America in One Room,” a ground-breaking experiment conducted in September 2019.
Could our democracy work better if citizens were actually able to think through policy proposals and deliberate?
To explore the possibilities, Professors James Fishkin and Larry Diamond brought together over 500 individuals as a random representative sampling of American voters for a 3-day experience in self-government. The “America in One Room” participants tackled 5 of today’s most controversial issues: immigration, healthcare, foreign policy, the environment, and the economy. The entire weekend was covered by The New York Times and CNN.