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Institute for Constructive Advocacy and Dialogue

Promoting constructive, productive civic engagement and discussion

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Our Purpose

ICAD is an umbrella entity within JMU's School of Communication Studies the Center for Health and Environmental Communication, and the Campus Community Civic Collaborative (4C). Our goal is to bridge the gap between the university community and the world outside the university through outreach, community service, research, and scholarship centered on productive communication processes and efforts.