The UNLV Board of Regents established the Center for Democratic Culture in August of 2002 as a research and public service institution promoting civic education, public dialogue, and cultural exchange. The CDC board is comprised of the UNLV faculty and community volunteers who oversee the center’s policies and programs. Housed at the UNLV College of Liberal ArtsDepartment of Sociology, the center coordinates its activities with several kindred programs and organizations like the International Institute of Modern Letters, Cultural Studies Program, and University Forum, which have formed an umbrella organization “CIVITAS: The Alliance for Public Culture & Democracy.” The Alliance takes seriously a key objective articulated in the UNLV strategic plan – to form partnerships with local businesses and organizations for the purpose of enriching the quality of life for all our citizens. CIVITAS is about making culture and the humanities more relevant for today, about blending academic and urban citizenship in a sustained effort to fulfill the cultural needs of the city of Las Vegas, the greater Las Vegas community, and the state of Nevada. To learn more about the CDC, please check the CDC History section of this web board.

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UNLV College of Liberal Arts
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Cultural Studies Program
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CDC History