Free Live Events

Student Deliberations, Close Up Conversations, and more!


Join us for a variety of free, live events to discuss and deliberate current policy issues in our nation and connect with other members of Close Up’s community. These discussions will allow participants to hear different perspectives from experts and each other, consider new approaches to engaging with current issues, and explore different policy proposals. 


Close Up & Stanford Summer Program Information Session

Date & Time: Tuesday, February 22, 2022 | 8:00–8:30pm (EST)
Eligibility: This program is for high school students. Parents, students, and educators are welcome to attend the info session!

Join Close Up, Stanford, and student alum to learn more about our Institute for Deliberative Democracy this summer in Washington, DC! Our programs will equip you with the tools and knowledge to become catalysts for change in your community!




Facilitation Training 

Date & Time: February 2022 | 7:00–8:30pm (EST)
Eligibility:  High school students who have participated in a Close Up program (grades 9-12)

How can you engage your peers in respectful conversations about controversial social and political issues? Join students who have participated in Close Up programs to learn general practices and principles of facilitation, including how to bring unheard perspectives and hesitant students into the discussionsClose Up will offer opportunities this spring to put your training into practice during national youth deliberations! 





  • Categories:

Found 24 Results
Page 1 of 8

Capitol Hill: Internships, Careers & Opportunities

Videos | November 23, 2021

During this #CloseUpConversations webinar, sponsored by Johnson and Johnson, we discuss internships and career pathways that drive policy-making on Capitol Hill.

A Supreme Court Preview

Videos | October 14, 2021

During this Close Up Conversations webinar, Close Up’s, Joe Geraghty discusses the Supreme Court with guest speaker Steven Schwinn, professor of law at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.

Civil Discourse and Deliberation in the Classroom

Videos | September 30, 2021

During this Close Up Conversations webinar, Close Up’s, Mia Charity discusses ‘Civil Discourse and Deliberation in the Classroom’ with guest speaker Dr. Paula McAvoy.

Page 1 of 8