Join Us Thursday for Awakening Our Democracy: What’s at Stake in These Polarized Times

February 12, 2024

Dear Columbia Community,

I hope to see you Thursday at Awakening Our Democracy: What’s at Stake in These Polarized Times. This event is co-sponsored by University Life and Columbia’s School of Journalism and will take place in Pulitzer Hall from 6 - 8 p.m. Dinner will be provided to registered guests. 

Register here. 

The need for civic dialogue has never been greater. Our panel of experts will explore how the often binary conversations around current events inform our understanding of democracy, the elements that prevent us from coming together for civil discourse, and where we go from here. This event is part of the Dialogue Across Difference Initiative.

The discussion will be moderated by: 

Panelists include:

  • Courtney D. Cogburn, Associate Professor, Columbia University School of Social Work
  • Jelani Cobb, Dean and Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
  • Jonathan Friedman, Director, Free Expression and Education Programs, PEN America
  • Mae Ngai, Lung Family Professor of Asian American Studies and Professor of History, Columbia University
  • Bruce Usher, Professor of Professional Practice, Columbia Business School

Register here. 

This event will also be live streamed on University Life’s YouTube Channel. You do not need to register if you plan to watch the event via livestream.

I hope to see you there!

Take care,

Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Ed.D. (he/him/his)

Senior Vice President for Student Affairs
University Life