James Fishkin, the Stanford University pioneer of Deliberative Polling, on the first national deliberative democracy exercise held in Canada
Director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy, Yale University
James S. Fishkin holds the Janet M. Peck Chair in International Communication at Stanford University where he is professor of communication, professor of political science (by courtesy) and director of the Center for Deliberative Democracy. He is the author of Democracy When the People Are Thinking (Oxford, 2018), When the People Speak (Oxford, 2009), Deliberation Day (Yale, 2004 with Bruce Ackerman) and Democracy and Deliberation (Yale, 1991). He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Guggenheim fellow, a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, and a visiting fellow commoner at Trinity College, Cambridge. His work on deliberative democracy has stimulated more than 110 Deliberative Polls in countries around the world.