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December 10, 2020

Congress remain captive to tech that requires them to stretch limited budgets to do even basic outreach.  Deliberative Town Halls, a free resource IDEA offers Members of Congress as part of our…

December 4, 2020
IDEA Director Michael Neblo explains how Connecting to Congress Deliberative Town Halls are decidedly different from regular town halls.

IDEA Director Michael Neblo was interviewed by Columbus…

September 28, 2020

Recently, IDEA Director Dr. Micheal Neblo discussed the implications of IDEA’s current Connecting to Congress Initiative on the state of political discourse in the United States with  Ohio State…

July 30, 2020

"Many worry that calls to make political discourse more civil and substantive are, at best, naive and complacent. At worst, they abet a fundamentally broken system. Ongoing protests highlight the…

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Michael Neblo
Director of the Institute; Professor of Political Science
Inés Valdez Valdez
Associate Professor, Political Science
Tom Wood
Assistant Professor, Political Science
Paul A. Beck
Academy Professor of Political Science