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Timothy Shaffer, Speaker

Director of the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy and associate professor in the department of communication studies at Kansas State Univeristy

Civil Discourse, Deliberative Engagement, & Leading with Humility

How do we engage in civil conversations when we disagree? What can history teach us about bridging differences through public discussions? This presentation explores the role of civil discourse through the tumultuous 1930s and during the last two decades revealing how historical efforts can inform how to advance local efforts today and strengthen our democracy.

Contact Timothy directly about speaking at your event: 
(785) 532-6849

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