1) "Redesigning Democracy" implies that something is wrong with the status quo. Thinking about 2012, what is currently wrong with the state of our democracy? (focused on topics such as civic infrastructure, hyper-segregation based on political beliefs)
2) How important is it to reverse our current trajectory? (Focused on topics such as polarization, disengagement)
3) What are the most promising strategies to be employed in the redesign? (Internet/technologically based engagement, in person conversations, etc.)
4) What is working best in our democracy?
5) What is the greatest challenge facing our democracy?
6) How can we encourage people to participate in our political system and communities?
7) How can we use online tools to engage people of different viewpoints and backgrounds?
8) Who is melding face-to-face and online civic engagement to address community challenges?
I will be posting my responses on here as I assemble them. If you would like to watch the event, you can see it on WRAL, or on the Emerging Issues Institute's website, beginning tomorrow (12/9/12) at 7:00pm until 8:30, and then on Monday (12/10/12) from 8:00-9:30am.