Projects

Voices of Democracy: The U.S. Oratory Project

Voices of Democracy promotes the study of great speeches and public debates in the humanities undergraduate classroom. The project is designed to provide reliable, authenticated primary texts and contextual and interpretive materials under seven deliberative topics: Citizenship, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech, Religion and Public Life, Social and Economic Justice, U.S. Internationalism, and War and Peace. Voices of Democracy represents a collaborative and interdisciplinary project involving scholars from Baylor University, Penn State University, and the University of Maryland, College Park.

Political Advertising Resource Center (PARC)

PARC is a nonpartisan informational website that analyses the television advertisements used in local, state, and national political campaigns. PARC is targeted to high school and university educators and students as well as civic and political organizations, voter education organizations, the news media, and political watch-dog groups.

Recovering Democracy Archives

The Recovering Democracy Archives Project sponsors dialogues and public forums among community members, scholars, university students/faculty and political leaders to address the pressing issues faced by the national and international communities in order to invigorate democractic practices.

*coming soon*

Mark and Heather Rosenker Lecture Series in Political Communication

*coming soon*

Terrapin Town Hall

Terrapin Town Hall brings together students to discuss and deliberate about important issues of the day. Often featuring experts and scholars, the Town Halls are a means to disseminate information and encourage discussion about critical questions.

Political Opportunities in Leadership and Services (POLS)

POLS offers a forum for graduate and undergraduate students to interact with politicians, consultants, and leaders in non-profit organizations in Washington, DC and the surrounding metropolitan area. Adminsitered by University of Maryland graduate students, POLS increases student awareness of political consulting, emphasizes the important role of public service, and heightens understanding of domestic and international social problems.