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Civility in Politics Part 1—The Challenge of Incivility

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Institute of Politics 260 South Central Campus Drive, Suite 2018 Salt Lake City, Utah 84112 (map)

National polls indicate a very high level of voter discouragement and dissatisfaction with politicians in America. The polarization of the political parties may be one reason; another is the selective methods we receive news and information which is often biased, slanted, or even false. Do we have positive role models? How have these factors and others impacted our civil discourse? 

  • Mark Button, Chair, University of Utah Political Science Department (moderator)

  • Honorable Christine M. Durham, Chief Justice (Ret.), Utah Supreme Court

  • Rod Decker, Journalist and Author

  • Pat Jones, CEO, Women’s Leadership Institute, Former State Senator

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