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The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership welcomes Ross Douthat to ASU. Following a panel discussion, Religion in the Civic Sphere" on Oct. 16, Douthat will extend his stay for a stand-alone talk on Oct. 17 for the "Polarization and Civil Disagreement: Confronting America's Civic Crisis" lecture series.About the Speaker
Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. His column appears every Wednesday and Sunday. Previously, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a blogger for theatlantic.com. He is the film critic for National Review. His published works include "Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class" (2005); "Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream" (2008); "Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics" (2012); and "To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism" (2018). Douthat graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 2002.About the series
The polarized and compartmentalized intellectual climate on American campuses both mirrors and contributes to similar maladies in American civic life.
To examine the problem and begin to discuss possible solutions both at the level of the campus and society, the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, together with its partners in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law is hosting a lecture series and conference, Polarization and Civil Disagreement: Confronting America’s Civic Crisis.