Consulting the People, Finding Common Ground: New Online Methods for Public Consultation 3802
Consulting the People, Finding Common Ground: New Online Methods for Public Consultation


Americans today are expressing high levels of dissatisfaction with their governments. Research shows this is rooted in frustration that government officials pay little attention to the views of the people, while they are responsive to various competing interests, often leading to polarization and gridlock.
Join us for a webinar with University of Maryland Professor and Director of the Program for Public Consultation (PPC), Steven Kull, on new methods for using the internet to consult large representative samples of citizens on pressing policy issues.


Dr. Steven Kull is a political psychologist who studies the impact of public opinion on public policy. He has conducted polls and focus groups in over 30 countries around the world. He has led in-depth studies in the United States and the Muslim world, as well as numerous large multi-nation studies of world public opinion. Kull appears regularly in international media and has testified to or consulted with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. State Department, the United Nations, NATO, the European Commission, and other agencies.

Kull is director of the Program for Public Consultation (PPC), part of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. PPC was established to develop the methods and theory of public consultation and to conduct public consultations. In particular it will work with government agencies to help them consult their citizens on key public policy issues that the government faces. The Program for Public Consultation, in conjunction with the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, is committed to developing and refining methods of public consultation and applying those methods, especially in direct collaboration with government agencies.

Kull is also Founder and President of Voice of the People (VOP), a nonpartisan organization that seeks to re-anchor the United States' democracy in its founding principles by giving ‘We the People’ a greater role in government. VOP furthers the use of innovative methods and technology to give the American people a more effective voice in the policymaking process. VOP works with the Program for Public Consultation to develop policymaking simulationsto enable individual citizens to get informed on key issues before government, to hear arguments and offer their recommendations to their Congressional representatives.

Kull also oversees the project, a collaborative project of research centers in over 25 countries that conduct international polls.

Date & Time
Thursday February 24th, 2022 11:00am CST
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Thursday February 24th, 2022 12:00pm CST
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Access code: 2557 202 1560
Date and time: Thursday, February 24, 2022 11:45 am
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