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David Kahane is Professor and Vargo Distinguished Teaching Chair in the Department of Political Science at the University of Alberta. He is Project Director of Alberta Climate Dialogue (ABCD), a large community-university research partnership that is convening citizens across Alberta to deliberate on climate change policy, and learning from careful evaluation of these processes and their outcomes (see www.albertaclimatedialogue.ca). His broader research deals with theories and practices of democratic dialogue and deliberation, with particular focus on features of process design that make public dialogues more inclusive and transformative. Among his publications are Deliberative Democracy in Theory and Practice, edited with Daniel Weinstock, Dominique Leydet, and Melissa Williams (University of British Columbia Press, 2010); "The Micropolitics of Deliberation: Beyond Argumentation to Recognition and Justice" (with John Forester) in the above volume; "Inclusion and Representation in Democratic Deliberation: Lessons from Canada's Romanow Commission? (with Bettina von Lieres), in Andrea Cornwall and Vera Schattan Coelho, Spaces for Change? The Politics of Citizen Participation in New Democratic Arenas (London: Zed Books, 2007); and Intercultural Dispute Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts: Land Claims, Treaties, and Self-Government Agreements, edited with Cathy Bell (University of British Columbia Press, 2004).