March 26, 2011, 1:45 – 3:45 p.m.
Session 1: History
- Richard R. Beeman, John Welsh Centennial Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania (moderator)
- 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, Central York 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
- Ralph Young, Professor, Department of History, Temple University
Guiding Questions for Discussion
- What are some historic examples of incivility and compromise? What can we learn about civility from the study of history?
- How did leaders in history transcend incivility in order to get things done? What characteristics did these leaders have that enable them to successfully operate within a contentious political arena?