The Civic Discourse Project is a multi- year project addressing the pressing issues of our times. Each year, the project addresses a particular important theme by inviting the top minds- civic leaders, academics, public intellectuals - engaged in thinking through the big ideas and challenges facing American society, to discuss and explore them with our community. The series is designed to bring us closer together, not farther apart, through robust civil discourse, with speakers from across the intellectual spectrum. We call it a project because as our challenges change, so do the ideas and topics for discussion we include in our series.
The series is cosponsored by Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. As with all of our events, the Civic Discourse Project lectures are free and open to the public. They are also aired on PBS Arizona.