The Southwestern Pennsylvania Program for Deliberative Democracy

America's Role in the World

January 24, 2004

On Saturday, January 24, 2004, the Pittsburgh Region participated in its first Deliberative Poll on issues relating to America's Role in the World. The topics discussed were national security and global trade.

Panel Discussion

Video archives of the January 24, 2004, Pittsburgh Expert Panel Discussion are available here. Choose a version of the panel archives to view:

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High Bandwidth (for university and library connections; requires Flash 7.x Plug-in)

A small online discussion occurred after the day of the event with several of the expert panelists and other participants. An archive of some of the posts is also available.

Alliances & Partners

World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh

The League of Women Voters (Pittsburgh Chapter)

Global Connections of Pittsburgh

Chatham College's Pennsylvania Women in Politics and Public Policy

Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Social and Decision Sciences

Funds from the National Science Foundation and support from Macromedia assisted in the creation of the software used during this event.

In the News

"Polling exercise shows influence on voters' opinions," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 25, 2004.

Expert Panel

Davis B. Bobrow: Univ. of Pittsburgh, Professor of Public & International Affairs
Dr. Schuyler Foerster: Pittsburgh World Affairs Council, President
William W. Keller: Univ. of Pittsburgh, Professor of International Security
Dan Simpson: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Foreign Desk Associate Editor


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