Dan Twining and Derek Mitchell

Bolstering Democracy: What Works around the Globe

Recorded April 25th, 2023

Please join visiting experts from Washington, DC: National Democratic Institute (NDI) president Derek Mitchell and International Republican Institute (IRI) president Dan Twining as they discuss "Bolstering Democracy: What Works Around the Globe".

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The Mansfield Center is currently hiring for the following positions: Deputy Director, Director of Democracy Programs, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Program Officer for Democracy Youth Engagement.

Mansfield Lecture 2022


Promoting Dialogue — Public lectures and conferences are an important part of our community outreach and education, offering the opportunity to engage in conversation about local, national, and international topics.

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Strengthening Democracy

A Way Forward — Examine the role that ethical values can and should play in public life, the moral quandaries faced by those who govern, and the issues of leadership and character in public service.

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High School

Tomorrow's Leaders — We embrace UM’s Priorities for Action to place student success at the center of all we do. Our commitment is not just to UM students, but also to Montana high school students.

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UM Students

UM Students — From long-running study abroad programs to courses on public diplomacy, we are committed to providing students with opportunities to develop their leadership skills and global competence.

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Community Engagement

A Special Community — Maureen and Mike Mansfield loved Montana. We strive to engage communities throughout Montana in our programs, to bring the world to Montana and present Montana to the world.

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Explore the World — We offer opportunities to explore critical global issues from climate change to civic development for youth, community members, professionals, and educators.

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The University of Montana acknowledges that we are in the aboriginal territories of the Salish and Kalispel people. We honor the path they have always shown us in caring for this place for the generations to come.