The Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center (DDNRC) seeks to contribute to transformative change among higher education institutions and their partners by advancing innovative dialogic practices to address the multiple and persistent challenges to justice and equity.
The Mission and Values Statements are living documents and will be updated as necessary over time.
More than ever, the nation is in critical need of tools and capacities for engaging with differences in a productive, healthy, and civil manner. Academic institutions have a major responsibility for preparing students and future leaders in these areas. The Center seeks to foster constructive dialogue about some of society’s most contentious issues and social policies, including: race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, immigration, social class, the environment, and war and conflicts. Our overarching goal is to form a consortium of higher education institutions and national associations committed to the advancement of difficult dialogues teaching and learning. Ultimately, we hope to become the intellectual and operational nucleus of a national movement for difficult dialogues teaching and learning.