The Fall 2012 political campaign was one of the nastiest, least civil in modern times (and we thought it couldn’t get worse than 2008!). Are we stuck with a permanent politics of incivility or is there something we, the people, can do it about it? Join our dialogue to return civility to our civic dialogue:
Wednesday Morning, February 20, 2013
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
University of San Diego
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice
Free to the Public
Eugene Robinson uses his twice-weekly column in The Washington Post to pick American society apart and then put it back together again in unexpected and revelatory new ways. To do this job of demolition and reassembly, Robinson relies on a large and varied tool kit: energy, curiosity, elegant writing and the wide-ranging experience of a life that took him from childhood in the segregated South to the heights of American Journalism. His remarkable story telling ability has won him wide acclaim, most notably as the winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his commentary on the 2008 presidential race that resulted in the election of America’s first African-American president.
Read more about Eugene Robinson.
Carl Luna, Ph.D.,Professor of Political Science, San Diego Mesa College
Marty Block, California State Senator
Jeff Light, Editor Union Tribune
Martha Barnette, Co-host of Public Radio’s A Way With Words
Maria Nieto Senour, Ph.D., Professor of Pyschology, San Diego State University