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Date: June 10, 2003 (03-50)
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952

Montgomery College Seminar to Discuss Americans’ Role in the World
Two-day Forum to be Held at Rockville Campus June 26, 27  

            What kind of world do we want for our children and grandchildren?  This question and many others will be heard during a two-day seminar held at Montgomery College’s Rockville Campus June 26-27.  The seminar, “Communities Finding Common Ground for Action,” promotes respectful discussion of difficult and sometimes controversial topics, such as By the People: Americans’ Role in the World, News Media and Society: How to Restore the Public Trust, and Examining Health Care: What is the Public’s Prescription.  It is part of the Public Policy Institute program sponsored by the Center for Community Leadership Development and Public Policy at Montgomery College. 

The Public Policy Institute seminar is held in cooperation with the Charles F. Kettering Foundation – a non-profit research organization based in Ohio – and with the National Issues Forums.  The event is part of a nationwide network of locally sponsored workshops designed to teach people the skills needed to deliberate, find common ground and ultimately, reach solutions to difficult community issues.  The seminar’s results will be forwarded to the Kettering Foundation for use in its policy analysis reports.

The Public Policy Institute seminar will be held June 26-27 at Montgomery College’s Gudelsky Institute for Technical Institute.  It is located on North Campus Drive at the Rockville Campus. 

            To learn more, please contact Dr. Robert Walker, interim Associate Director of the Center for Community Leadership Development and Public Policy, at 240-567-7221.  Additional information and a registration form can be found at

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