Dialogues Across Differences Series

The Clarke Forum partners with the Dialogues Across Differences (DXD) project to enrich campus and community discussions, offer new perspectives, and create opportunities for dialogue about the contemporary issues that affect local and global communities. DXD introduces students to new ideas without the threat of derision or dignitary harm. Dickinson’s multi-pronged approach to teaching and promoting productive dialogue methods and techniques imparts strategies to create community agreements and expectations; ask questions that seek to build understanding, rather than operating from a place of fear; foster trust; and listen carefully—especially when there is disagreement.