CDD

James S. FishkinJames S. Fishkin
Director, Center for Deliberative Democracy
Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication
Professor of Communication
Professor of Political Science (by courtesy)

James S. Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University where he is Professor of Communication, Professor of Political Science (by courtesy) and Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy. He is the author of Democracy When the People Are Thinking (Oxford 2018), When the People Speak (Oxford 2009), Deliberation Day  (Yale 2004 with Bruce Ackerman) and Democracy and Deliberation (Yale 1991). He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Guggenheim Fellow, a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and a Visiting Fellow Commoner at Trinity College, Cambridge. His work on deliberative democracy has stimulated more than 100 Deliberative Polls in 28 countries around the world. It has been used to help governments and policy makers make important decisions in Texas, China, Mongolia, Japan, Macau, South Korea, Bulgaria, Brazil, Uganda and other countries around the world.

 

Alice SiuAlice Siu
Associate Director, Center for Deliberative Democracy

Siu received her Ph.D. from the Department of Communication at Stanford University, with a focus in political communication, deliberative democracy and public opinion, and her B.A. degrees in Economics and Public Policy and M.A. degree in Political Science, also from Stanford.

Siu has advised policymakers and political leaders around the world, at various levels of government, including leaders in China, Brazil, and Argentina. Her research interests in deliberative democracy include what happens inside deliberation, such as examining the effects of socio-economic class in deliberation, the quality of deliberation, and the quality of arguments in deliberation.

Research Advisors

Shanto Iyengar
Harry & Norman Chandler Professor of Communication
Professor of Political Science

Lawrence Lessig
Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

Robert Luskin
Associate Professor of Government
University of Texas at Austin

Senior Advisors

Lenny Mendonca
Director Emeritus, McKinsey and Co.

Daniel Werner
Former President, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

Gombojavyn Zandanshatar
Former Foreign Minister and co-chair Deliberative Polling Advisory Committee in Mongolia

Research Assistants

Samuel Chang
Ph.D. Candidate, Communication

Kaiping Chen
Ph.D. Candidate, Communication

Rui Wang
Ph.D. Candidate, Communication

Kaiping Zhang
Ph.D. Candidate, Communication

Yushu Zhou
Ph.D. Candidate, Communication