Keynote Address

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March 26, 2011, 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Keynote Address

  • Amy Gutmann, President and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania

Guiding Questions for Discussion

  • In what ways is incivility in public discourse part of America’s past? Should Americans continue to protect it under the First Amendment?
  • What does Dr. Gutmann suggest as the most powerful antidote to polarizing discourse? Do you agree? What would you add? Why is compromise so difficult? What skills are necessary in order to reach a compromise?