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Second Boise State University Civility Symposium

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018
Sponsored by the Center for Idaho History and Politics, Idaho Public Television, the Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Humanities Council.

All events except the City Club Lunch free and open to public.
Register here for the Club Lunch and premiere screening of “Beyond Civility”


10:30-11:45am – Adam Davis, Executive Director of Oregon Humanities, “Risky, Strange, and Necessary: On Talking Across Differences” (Simplot Ballroom)

12-1:15pm – City Club Lunch and premiere screening of “Beyond Civility” with panel discussion (Hatch Ballroom). Register for the lunch here (cost is $20 for City Club members and $27 for non-members)

1:30-2:45pm – Mike Baker, President and Co-Founder of Diligence LLC, “Civility & the Media in the Hyper-Partisan Moment” (Simplot Ballroom)

3-4:15pm – The Future of Civic Literacy (Simplot Ballroom)

  • Panel Chair: Seth Ashley (Associate Professor, Boise State Communication Department)
  • Panelists: Sara Fry (Professor, Boise State Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies), Elizabeth Ramsey (Assistant Professor and Librarian, Boise State Albertsons Library), Steve Utych (Assistant Professor, Boise State School of Public Service), Anne Helen Petersen (Western Correspondent, Buzzfeed), and Brandon Rasmussen (Editor-in-Chief, Arbiter)

4:30-5:30pm – Reconciling Demands for Free Speech and Civility (Simplot Ballroom)

  • Panel Chair: Jessica Roberts (Assistant Professor, Boise State Communication Department)
  • Panelists: Jen Schneider (Associate Professor, Boise State School of Public Service), Corey Cook (Dean, Boise State School of Public Service), Martin Orr (President, American Federation of Teachers Local #3537 and Professor, Boise State Sociology Department), Shawn Miller (Associate Vice President, Boise State Human Resources),

6-7pm – Networking Reception hosted by Center for Idaho History and Politics (Hatch Ballroom)

7-9pm – Screening of American Creed, followed by moderated discussion with Joan Blades, Founding Partner, Living Room Conversations (Hatch Ballroom)