Originally recorded on February 23, 2022.
This program is presented in partnership with Baylor University.
Civil discourse is at the very heart of the American project of self-government, yet its practice today seems to be in peril. The conversation on civil discourse in America has focused mainly on diagnosing the problem, rarely on solutions. Yet a number of private organizations have been making tremendous headway in teaching Americans to discuss controversial issues across the divide. Some of these organizations are well known, some uncelebrated. But together they are a beacon of hope.
On February 23rd, 2022, Baylor in Washington gathered a panel to discuss successful techniques for improving our culture of civil discourse.
Baylor in Washington was pleased to cosponsor this conversation with the Chautauqua Institution with additional support from The Civil Discourse Project at Duke University and UNC Program for Public Discourse.
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.