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Why Civility is Necessary for American Democracy

Presented by:  Alexandra Hudson, adjunct professor, Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Alexandra Hudson is a nationally recognized expert on civility, civil society, and American civic renewal.  A contributor to The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, TIME Magazine, POLITICO Magazine, Newsweek, and other national and international outlets, Ms. Hudson previously served as a Special Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Education in the Trump Administration and a consultant at the Liberty Fund.  She is currently writing a book for St. Martin’s Press that explores the importance of civility in supporting and sustaining a free society.  Ms. Hudson holds a BA in history from Trinity Western University and a Masters in Social Policy from the London School of Economics and Political Science.


This lecture is part of the Menard Family Center for Democracy's spring "Dialogues on Democracy" series.  Free and open to the public; advance registration is required:

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Monday, March 15 at 7:00pm to 8:15pm

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