Political Civility and Polarization in America, Feb. 17

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January 27, 2016

Come see a presentation on Political Incivility and Polarization in America to
spark community conversation at 11:00 a.m on Wednesday, Feb. 17.  Freeland Library and Humanities Washington invite the community to an engaging conversation with Dr. Cornell Clayton, a member of the 2015-16 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau.

About this program – Does political incivility threaten American democracy? Is there a correlation between political incivility and productivity? Dr. Cornell Clayton leads a lively discussion about some of the connections and what they mean. He charts the changes over the last 30 years. He challenges assumptions about the relationship between civility and democratic participation. He explores factors that contribute to political polarization. Thanks to funding provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities, free copies of Civility and American Democracy – co-edited by Dr. Clayton – will be available for audience members.

About Cornell Clayton – Dr. Cornell Clayton has been a visiting fellow and lecturer at institutes and universities around the world. He is the Director of the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service at Washington State University, where he also serves as the Thomas S. Foley Distinguished Professor of Government. A prolific author, he publishes widely on American government, politics and law. Dr. Clayton currently serves as editor of Political Research Quarterly and as a Section Chair of the American Political Association. He received a Doctorate of Philosophy from Oxford University. Past distinctions include Fulbright and Truman Scholarships, the C.O. Distinguished Professorship, and the Wayne N. Aspinall Chair.

This free event takes place at Freeland Library, 5495 Harbor Ave, Freeland.  For more information, contact Tracy Miller at 360-331-7323 or tmiller@sno-isle.org.


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