Christopher Phillips

Christopher Phillips is a Senior Education Fellow at the National Constitution Center. Dr. Phillips was most recently senior writing and research fellow with the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing. He is the founder and executive director of Democracy Café, a nonprofit that seeks to engage more citizens in the democratic process.

A native of Newport News, VA, Phillips received a BA in Government from the College of William & Mary. He also has a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with a specialty in Teaching Philosophy for Children from Montclair State University, a Masters in the Humanities from California State University-Dominguez Hills, and a Master of Science degree in the Natural Sciences from Delta State University. Phillips received a Ph.D. in communications from Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia. He is the author of six books, including Constitution Café (2011) and the national bestsellers Socrates Café (2001) and Six Questions of Socrates (2007). He also holds a fellowship role with the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University. He is a frequent guest lecturer and has spoken at the Madison Vision Series: Contemporary Issues in an Engaged Society and other conferences of note.

Topics:
Deliberative Democratic Traditions
Socratic Method
Civil and Civic Discourse
​Dialogue Traditions in Early America