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What Makes a *Deliberative* Town Hall different?

December 4, 2020

What Makes a *Deliberative* Town Hall different?

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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 Monthly about IDEA's national program to provide and study an innovative, deliberative way for Members of Congress to communicate with constituents. Dr. Neblo published a full book about his team's research on "Deliberative Town Halls" in 2018, which led to the creation of Connecting to Congress, IDEA's flagship research initiative. Find out more about IDEA town halls, what makes them unique, and what we learned from recent ones on COVID-19 with Members of congress in Columbus Monthly.