The Future of Civil Discourse

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Date(s) - 04/13/2016
7:30 pm


The Future of Civil Discourse: an exploration of the Millennial citizen, the space of old and new media, and the character of our politics

Allbritton Room 103

aheffnerAlexander is host of The Open Mind on PBS. He has covered American politics, civic life and the Millennial vote since the 2008 presidential campaign and reported extensively on youth engagement. His writing has appeared in leading newspapers and magazines and his analysis has been featured on nationally broadcast media outlets. He founded and edited the first-ever online national student newspapers covering the 2008 presidential campaign and the first year of the Obama presidency and also directed a nonprofit initiative for which he taught civic education/journalism in under-served New York City classrooms.


Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.