The mission of the Institute for Socratic Dialogue (ISD) is to teach people, organizations, governments and a multiplicity of groups to re-learn the art of dialogue. Dialogue is the path to develop an inclusive, human-right centric, peaceful and fair society.
The absence of dialogue impedes individuals from understanding other people’s needs. That inability weakens democracy, exacerbates conflicts, excludes the poor, weak and marginalized, and reduces interpersonal trust leading to a declining confidence in institutions. Then human and economic development is harmed and, with it, the prospect of a common future.