America in One Room: Climate and Energy



In September 2021 a new sample of America in One Room will convene to deliberate about policy options for climate and energy. These public deliberations will focus on possible options to help achieve Net Zero (the point at which we would no longer be adding to the total of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere).

This will be a Helena project, with a national sample of about 500 and a comparably sized control group recruited by NORC at the University of Chicago. Partners include California Forward, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Center for Houston’s Future and the Bridge Foundation for Free Speech and Civil Discourse. Results should be available before the Glasgow Summit (the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, 31 October, 2021). Participants will deliberate online using the Stanford Platform for Online Deliberation.


Option 1

  • September 14 and 16
  • September 21 and 23

Option 2

  • September 25 and 26

If you would like to learn about and/or see the press coverage from the 2019 America in One Room event, please click here.

Foreign Policy By Canadians – La politique étrangère selon le peuple Canadien


Final Report


Rapport Finale

More than ever before, our lives as Canadians are shaped by what happens outside Canada: from the food on our tables, to the jobs we may hold, to the technology that connects us to our loved ones and that keeps us informed. And now, with a pandemic turning our lives upside down, our very health is influenced by international affairs. In a democracy, citizens must have a say in the decisions that affect their lives. Increasingly, decisions that affect our lives are impacted by developments and decisions beyond our borders. The lives of everyday Canadians are shaped by the way Canada engages in the world. At the same time that our interdependence with other countries has grown, the world has become a more divided place. The past few years have seen an increase in competition between countries, as the alliances and institutions that unite us grow weaker. Just as we now rely more on decisions made at the international level to Instill some stability in our lives, those decisions have become more and more difficult to make. How should Canada work with other countries to improve our lives? You, like all citizens, have an essential role to play in answering this question. Foreign policy shapes your life. This exercise is an opportunity to learn what Canada’s foreign policy should be, in the view of the people most affected – Canadians themselves.

Deliberation in Schools: Baltimore High Schools in One Room

Are you interested in meaningful, open dialogue about pressing issues facing our country? Do you want to be a more well-informed citizen and (future) voter? If so, we invite you to join with hundreds of high school students from across the Baltimore region for a two-day deliberation on some of the most important issues shaping the 2020 election.