1. This excerpt from an interdisciplinary forum titled "Can We Talk? A Conversation about Civility and Democracy in America" features: Rogers M. Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science - University of Pennsylvania; Carl Ackerman, educator - Constitution High School; William B. Allen, Professor of Political Philosophy - Michigan State University; Ann Fisher, "All Sides with Ann Fisher" - WOSU; Amy Gutmann, President and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science - University of Pennsylvania; Stephanie Jasky, Founder and Director - FedUpUSA; Andrew March, Associate Professor of Political Science - Yale University; Dennis Thompson, Professor of Government and Alfred North Whitehead Professor of Political Philosophy - Harvard University; and John Yoo, Professor, School of Law - University of California at Berkeley.

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  2. This excerpt from an interdisciplinary forum titled "Can We Talk? A Conversation about Civility and Democracy in America" features: Richard R. Beeman, John Welsh Centennial Professor of History - University of Pennsylvania; Alan Brinkley, Allan Nevins Professor of American History - Columbia University; Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker - Florentine Films; Sam Chaltain, educator and organizational change consultant; Joseph J. Kelly, Executive Director - Pennsylvania Humanities Council; Dayna Laur, educator - York Central High School; Jennifer Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology - University of California-Irvine; Stefanie Malone, Community Outreach Manager - KCTS 9; Daniel Okrent, author & journalist; Nicole Roper, educator - West Philadelphia Catholic High School; and Ralph Young, Professor, Department of History - Temple University.

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  3. This excerpt from an interdisciplinary forum titled "Can We Talk? A Conversation about Civility and Democracy in America" features: Jeff Bundy, Community Relations Manager - WHYY; Francis Graham Lee, Professor of Political Science - St. Joseph's University; Jeanne Halgren Kilde, Director, Religious Studies Program - University of Minnesota; Thomas Kidd, Associate Professor of History and Senior Fellow, Institute for Studies of Religion - Baylor University; Munir Kreidie, teacher - Kensington CAPA; Susan Meyer, Senior Director - WOSU Public Media; Erik Owens, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theology and International Studies - Boston College; and Laurence Tom, pastor - Chinese Christian Church and Center.

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  4. This excerpt from an interdisciplinary forum titled "Can We Talk? A Conversation about Civility and Democracy in America" features J. Michael Hogan, Liberal Arts Research Professor and Co-Director, Center for Democratic Deliberation, Pennsylvania State University (moderator); Tony Blankley, Executive Vice President, Global Affairs, Edelman; Mona Charen, syndicated columnist; Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication at the Annenberg School of Communication and Walter & Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center, University of Pennsylvania; Tanya Hamilton, film director and writer; Richard Kilberg, President, Fred Friendly Seminars; Lynn Novick, documentary filmmaker, Florentine Films; Siobhan Reardon, President & Director, Free Library of Philadelphia; Michael Schudson, Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Can We Talk? A Conversation about Civility and Democracy in America

National Constitution Center

As the country examines the tone of political dialogue, the National Constitution Center hosts an interactive, interdisciplinary forum titled "Can We Talk? A Conversation about Civility and Democracy in America." The forum explores the current state of…


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As the country examines the tone of political dialogue, the National Constitution Center hosts an interactive, interdisciplinary forum titled "Can We Talk? A Conversation about Civility and Democracy in America." The forum explores the current state of public discourse and the issue of civility in the context of the roles that dissent and protest play in American politics. The symposium is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities' Bridging Cultures program.

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