Since its inception in 2004, the Hollings Center has held over 40 Dialogue Conferences, hosting over 1000 participants from over 45 countries. Additionally, the Hollings Center has awarded over $300,000 to previous participants to fund dozens of small grants, establishing networks with hundreds of additional stakeholders.
Our dialogues bring together a diverse group of participants to touch on under-served topics, building networks and promoting cross-cultural understanding
Read below for examples of how Hollings Center programs build networks and lead to new understandings:
Small grants amplify the reach of dialogue conferences and produce creative, interesting outputs
Hollings Center Small Grant projects are innovative and wide reaching. Here are some examples:
What our participants
have to say about us
There is no doubt that the Hollings Center methodology is effective. A recent survey of past Hollings Center participants showed that over 90% of respondents are highly satisfied with the strength of the format and the quality of the discussion. Almost all participants responding to the survey report continued contact with their fellow dialogue participants. Hear directly from participants themselves what they have to say about our programs: