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Engagement Resources

Democracy & Debate 2023-24

Democracy & Debate Collection

The Democracy & Debate Collection seeks to generate and preserve educational resources associated with the theme semester. Curated by the Center for Academic Innovation, it offers a compilation of online learning modules, educational materials and digital assets. These will be made available during and after the fall semester through Michigan Online for the campus and alumni communities, as well as for the broader public.

Dialogues in Democracy

A similar education initiative has been launched by the University of Michigan Press and Michigan Publishing in their Dialogues in Democracy series.

An interdisciplinary collection of 25 books that explore core tensions in American political culture, Dialogues in Democracy is designed to be a companion to the Democracy and Debate theme semester, and is geared toward anyone who wishes to better understand the context for the United States’ democratic institutions and conflicts. The Press’s 2020 presidential election reading list offers an opportunity to experience some of the richest, most comprehensive scholarship available today. This collection is free to read through December 31, 2020 as part of the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection on the Fulcrum platform. The initiative also includes the “In Conversation” limited podcast series with authors and a special “Read The Election” reading list. View Michigan Publishing’s booklet to learn more about the collection.

a portrait of Tom Finholt
We welcome the opportunity to continue to engage U-M students, faculty and staff in conversations about what it means to be a member of a democratic society and how this has changed in the face of new modes of interaction and communication.
- Tom Finholt, Vice Provost for Academic and Budgetary Affairs