Public Talk: The Online Journal of Discourse Leadership, features original work by PNC members, staff and commissioned research reports.

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The Penn National Commission seeks to foster the "reasoned and reasonable" discourse essential to the social, political, cultural, and community life of a democracy. An international group of forty-eight scholars, political leaders, and shapers of public opinion, convened by University of Pennsylvania President Judith Rodin, the Commission is meeting over a three-year period to understand the problems of contemporary public discussion and behavior and foster a more engaged and thoughtful public discourse in the 21st century.



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