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Register for ‘Strengthening Democracy and Reconciliation through Respectful Political Discourse’ on Jan. 25

By January 19, 2022February 10th, 2022No Comments

Speakers from the EU, US and UK will share their experiences and knowledge and lead a discussion on how to strengthen democracy and the conditions for reconciliation through the practice of ethical and respectful political discourse.

January 25, 2022, 7:00 – 8:30 EST

Debates about election procedures and voting rights continue to heat up at the local and national levels. Meanwhile, mis- and disinformation threaten the understanding and interpretation of a wide range of vital issues, from the pandemic to the economy. Among this instability, most Americans feel that the very institution of democracy is under threat. One year after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, 92Y’s second annual State of Democracy Summit—co-presented with Aspen Digital—will explore the most important questions facing the country right now, with a special focus on technology’s impact on democracy and new approaches to civic engagement, journalism, politics and policy.


  • Timothy J. Shaffer, Associate Professor, Kansas State University and Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse
  • Dubravka Šuica, European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography
  • Su Moore, Chief Executive Jo Cox Foundation
  • Moderator: Tony Connelly, RTE Europe Correspondent

How can ethical and respectful political discourse be the norm and what role do political parties, civil society and the media have in this regard?

How critical is ethical and respectful political discourse to the future of democracy? To the future of Europe? To building reconciliation locally and globally? What policy and regulatory frameworks and what policy initiatives and networks support more ethical and respectful political discourse? Register to join the discussion.

January 25, 2022

7:00 – 8:30 am ET