Providence – The American Democracy Project at RIC, one of the state’s leading organizations in
political engagement, once again partners with NBC 10 for the election season.
This event is free and open to members of the RIC and greater Rhode Island
community; however, registration is requested through
Doors open at 8 p.m. and the debate broadcast begins at 9 p.m.
Following the debate, trained facilitators will lead brief focus group discussions
as part of a longitudinal research project begun in 2004 by ADP and RIC students.
Results will then be made available to Rhode Island media outlets.
The ADP is an initiative of the American Association of State Colleges and
Universities’ partnership with The New York Times to produce college graduates who
are committed to being active, involved citizens.
Of the more than 220 colleges and universities in the country participating in the
ADP, RIC is the only participant in Rhode Island.
Established in 1854, Rhode Island College serves approximately 9,000 undergraduate
and graduate students through its five schools: the Faculty of Arts and Sciences,
the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, the School of Social Work,
the School of Management and the School of Nursing. For more information, visit