Sophomore Yasmeena Khan says that growing up in San Francisco, she was never really exposed to people with fiscally or socially conservative ideas. But recent learning experiences through Stanford have introduced the symbolic systems major to many more viewpoints, opening up new perspectives about how American democracy can work.
In late September, Khan, along with 13 other classmates as part of a three-week Sophomore College course, traveled to Dallas, Texas, to help with the “America in One Room” event. Organized by Stanford professors Larry Diamond and James Fishkin, along with Alice Siu of the Center for Deliberative Democracy, this landmark experiment brought together more than 500 registered voters who represent the political, cultural and demographic diversity of America.
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