Civility in Public Discourse

Wed, 2017-07-12

An annual "Civility in America" survey found a record-high number of respondents who cited incivility as a major issue in America. Experts say that politicians can take the lead to change that. In June after a man opened fire on a Republican congressional baseball team at practice in Alexandria, Virginia, many members of Congress made a pledge of civility. Coming up, the rise of incivility in America and how to turn it around.


Tom Daschle, former Democratic U.S. Senator, South Dakota
Jim Kolbe, former U.S. Congressman, Arizona
Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer, executive director, National Institute for Civil Discourse
Debbie Johnson, mayor/city council president, Upper Arlington in Ohio

The Columbus Metropolitan Club hosts the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD) today from 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm to launch NCID's four-state initiative on civil discourse.