About the Initiative on Campus Dialogues

The Initiative on Campus Dialogues (ICD) is a working group originally organized as part of the project on Humility & Conviction in Public Life. This initiative brings together UConn students, staff and faculty, as well as non-university practitioners, around a two-step model focused on dialogue and implementation.

ICD works to create resources and foster networks by which dialogue can be robustly and collectively pursued and promoted within the UConn community and beyond. ICD helps to plan and promote productive dialogue over divisive issues in order to create sustainable institutional change, at the university and local level, in the tenor, tone and hopefully outcomes of how we discuss controversial topics.

Originally compiled in 2017, the ICD Environmental Map provides an overview of current dialogue resources and initiatives in the broader UConn community.