Public Policy Course: Learning Deliberative Democracy

Learning Deliberative Democracy (June 28 – July 9, 2021)
In this two-week virtual public policy course, co-led by Stanford and Close Up faculty, students will work directly on a real-world deliberative democracy project using the method of Deliberative Polling. Students will identify the most important issues facing their generation, gain the knowledge and skills needed to lead deliberations in their schools and home communities, and develop resources and events to encourage youth participation in nationwide deliberations.


The application period for this program is now closed. Candidates selected for Learning Deliberative Democracy will be notified by May 31, 2021 and full payment will be due two weeks after notification. Please contact programsupport@closeup.org with any questions.


Participation in a Close Up program requires parent or guardian approval for any participants under 18 years of age.