April Program Briefing
Truth and Trade Offs in a Democratic Government
Chris Celaya, PhD, University of Denver Center on American Politics
Monday April 19, 5:30 p.m.
In this era of partisanship, what will it take to decrease the divide and bring back productive discussions in politics for our future? Our country is faced with a future of increasingly fast change in a global world of complex relationships and problems. The truth of the future is that we have immediate problems to solve if we are going to exist in a viable form on this planet.
Monday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m., Chris Celaya, a DU postdoctoral researcher at the Center on American Politics, will offer some tools and a perspective on making democracy a vital governing system in American politics. Chris’s research is based on the intersection of political communication and political psychology. He has found common themes and understanding in how to have more productive political conversations, increase citizen knowledge and sophisticated thinking. He will give us a pathway where fear, destructive anger and partisanship could be our past, not our future. New political messaging could be the answer to a productive functioning democracy.
Moving Beyond Debate