Larry Schooler  |  Contributor

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Larry Schooler directs community engagement, public participation and conflict resolution projects for the city of Austin, Texas. A public-engagement consultant and researcher, he also is a senior fellow at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin and an adjunct lecturer at Southern Methodist University. He is a former president of the International Association for Public Participation.

Schooler holds a master's degree in conflict analysis and resolution and is pursuing a doctorate in the same field. He is the author of a manual entitled "The 'Public' in Public Policy: Keys to a Successful Community Meeting" and a forthcoming book on the first Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the United States and related projects elsewhere. In his former career, he was a reporter for National Public Radio stations across the country and a freelance reporter for NPR, Voice of America and magazines.

Voices of the GOVERNING Institute

How Citizens Can Have a Genuine Voice in Policymaking

There's a lot that our governments could do beyond giving people three minutes at a public-hearing podium.

February 1, 2016
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