The Ruckelshaus Center’s groundbreaking work both relies on and inspires civil public discourse.
Join us for an insightful and inspiring discussion about what civil discourse means, why it is important, and how to revive civility at the local, state, and national levels.
Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of NICD, is a leader in the field of deliberative democracy. She founded AmericaSpeaks, an award-winning nonprofit that promotes nonpartisan initiatives to engage citizens and leaders in developing innovative public policy tools and strategies, and formerly served as Consultant to the White House Chief of Staff.
Mickey Edwards, NICD board member, is an award-winning professor at Harvard, author, NPR commentator, and advisor to many presidents. He served as a high-ranking Congressional leader for 16 years representing Oklahoma. Currently, Edwards is Vice President of the Aspen Institute and Director of its Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership.
Dan Glickman, NICD board member, is a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, a nonpartisan educational program for members of the U.S. Congress. He served as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 until 2001, after representing Kansas in Congress for 18 years.