Weekly News Digest, No. 18

Welcome to the eighteenth installment of the Project on Civil Discourse’s Weekly News Digest, hosted on our Real Talk blog. Upcoming Events On Wednesday, March 6th, Tyler Lewis will be speaking at American University about the importance of value-driven political communication. Lewis is the Director of Coalition Communications and Research at The Leadership Conference on […]

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Weekly News Digest, No. 15

Welcome to the fifteenth installment of the Project on Civil Discourse’s Weekly News Digest, hosted on our Real Talk blog. Upcoming Event On Thursday, February 7th, Dr. Alice Dreger will speak at American University about cultivating the virtue of disloyalty. Dr. Dreger, a historian and researcher, will draw from real-life histories to explore ethically productive […]

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Weekly News Digest, No. 13

Welcome to the thirteenth installment of the Project on Civil Discourse’s Weekly News Digest, hosted on our Real Talk blog, which is back for the spring semester after a short holiday break. This semester the blog will continue to feature weekly posts that share students’ experiences with civil discourse, reflect on the Project’s events, and […]

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Weekly News Digest, No. 12

Welcome to the twelfth installment of the Project on Civil Discourse’s Weekly News Digest, hosted on our Real Talk blog. On Monday, Marissa Klass reflected on “The Purpose of a Liberal Education,” a recent event hosted by the School of Public Affairs’ Political Theory Institute. Marissa writes: “Challenging conversations generate thoughtful ideas and theories which […]

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Identity, Allyship, and Discourse: A Follow-Up Interview with Ian Madrigal, the Monopoly Man

By Jason Steuerwald, AU SPA  Editor’s Note: Since speaking at American University, the speaker changed their name to Ian Madrigal. It seems like every day the news is covering the increasing marginalization of one group or another. One day they’re reporting on the mistreatment of migrants seeking asylum at the border, the next on the […]

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