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Talking Politics: Disagreeing without Being Disagreeable
10/10/2019 | 07:00PM - 08:30PM
Meeting Room 3
Adults, Teen (Grades 8 - 12), Young Professionals
What is the role of respectable political discourse in a healthy democracy and can it be taught? Matto discusses the linkages between American democracy's success and our ability to talk through political disagreements and makes an argument that colleges and universities can and should be teaching students to engage in honest but productive political discourse.
Dr. Elizabeth C. Matto is an Associate Research Professor at the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and director of the Institute's Center for Youth Political Participation. A scholar-practitioner of civic engagement education, she is the lead editor of the text Teaching Civic Engagement Across the Disciplines and author of Citizen Now: Engaging in Politics and Democracy.