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Capitol Forum Indiana (CFI) Overview

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Capitol Forum Indiana
Capitol Forum Indiana (CFI) is a civic engagement and international education program that focuses on current global issues and U.S. foreign policy. Intended for high school teachers and students across Indiana, it is part of a larger, multi-state initiative of The Choices Program at Brown University.

CFI engages social studies and English/language arts classes from various types of schools in active research, deliberation, writing, reflection, and balloting. A highlight of CFI is the statewide, one and a half-day forum at the State Capitol during which student representatives from participating schools share their class position statements, meet and speak with Secretary of State Todd Rokita, participate in small-group deliberations, voice their opinions in a large-group forum, and vote on a proposed foreign policy direction for the U.S.
The program culminates with a national, on-line ballot that provides every participating classroom student the opportunity to vote on his/her concerns, priorities, and vision for our nation's future. A formal ballot report is published by Choices and sent to both state and federal lawmakers, thereby giving voice to soon-to-be-voters from across the country.

For the Seventh Annual Capitol Forum Indiana 2009: Student and Teacher Evaluation Report, click here. This formal assessment was created by the Indiana University Center for Evaluation and Education (CEEP).
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The following organizations endorse the Capitol Forum progam:
 
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