McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216
276 Bicentennial Way
Middlebury, VT 05753
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Is Civility Dead? Many Americans believe the 2016 presidential election has been unusually vicious. But concerns about civility are hardly limited to political campaigns or to the current day. Given the long history of rudeness in the United States, is civility even possible? And even if it’s possible, is civility desirable? Why not just celebrate free speech and tell people they need to develop a thicker skin? Join us for a discussion of how and why we should all get along.

Keith J. Bybee the Paul E. and the Hon. Joanne F. Alper ‘72 Judiciary Studies Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University. He is author of How Civility Works (Stanford University Press, 2016) and was recently selected as SU’s first ACC Distinguished Lecturer.

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Political Science

Contact Organizer

Booska, Linda
(802) 443-5310