“Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age: The Quest for a Post-Partisan Citizenship” with Alexander Heffner

Alexander Heffner will be speaking on “Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age: The Quest for a Post-Partisan Citizenship.”  His lecture will explore truth, civility and the future of democracy.  Mr. Heffner is host of PBS’ “The Open Mind” a 30-minute public-affairs PBS television show aspiring weekly to be a formidable forum for ideas and democracy, with a focus on human values and the public interest.  He has covered American politics, civic life and Millennials since the 2008 presidential campaign.  His essays, reviews and op-eds have appeared in TIME, Reuters, RealClearPolitics, NYT's Room for Debate, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe, among other publications. Formerly, Mr. Heffner was the political director for WHRB 95.3 FM and host of The Political Arena. A native New Yorker, he is a graduate of Andover and Harvard.

This event is sponsored by the Isabelle Thomas Lectureship Fund, the Provost’s Office, the “Defining Community” Theme Semester, and the Roxana C. Arsht ’35 Center for Ethics and Leadership.

Monday, February 12 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Hyman Forum of the Athenaeum
1021 Dulaney Valley Rd, Towson, MD 21204, USA

Event Type

Speaker/Lecture/Reading, Theme Semester, Public


Administrative, Provost's Office



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