In September 2019, the DCI hosted Professor Sara Drury on campus. Dr. Drury, who is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric at Wabash College and the Director of the Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse, has done extensive work on promoting democratic dialogue and deliberation both inside and outside the classroom.
Dr. Drury delivered a public lecture on “Can Deliberation Make a Difference? Lessons Learned from Wabash College’s Democracy and Public Discourse Initiative,” and met with the DCI’s leaders and working groups during her visit. She also met with Davidson science faculty to discuss a collaborative project she has been working on that is exploring different ways to effectively introduce deliberation into science-based courses.