Apr 06, 2020
A Conversation with Jeff Flake, United States Senator from Arizona (2013-2019)
Join the Council and Villanova University for a discussion about how civil discourse builds democracy and how the need for bipartisanship is greater than ever before.
About the Event
Civil discourse is indispensable to the democratic project, and without it, the very foundation of a democratic society can be threatened. And yet, civil discourse in America has become a rare commodity, as both Republicans and Democrats increasingly engage in abusive and polarizing rhetoric, driving the country further and further apart and which fosters a climate of democratic disillusionment.
In light of the upcoming 2020 Presidential Election, which, as many predict, will be highly contentious, the need for bipartisan efforts and civil discourse seems to be more pressing than ever. What needs to be done in order to stimulate such efforts and how can we re-engage American citizens in the ideas and practice of civil discourse to achieve positive outcomes, strengthen American democracy, and unify our country?
A long-time supporter of bipartisan efforts, former Senator Jeff Flake, who represented Arizona in the U.S. Senate from 2013-2019, will offer his vision for the future of American democracy and share his ideas about how to reach across the political aisle.
About the Speaker
- The Honorable Jeff Flake, United States Senator from Arizona (2013-2019) and author of the New York Times bestseller, Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle
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• Program: $5
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