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‘Is Civil Discourse Dead?’ A discussion with Cornel West and Robert George Oct. 23

a portrait of Cornell West and Robert George
Cornell West and Robert George will speak Oct. 23, 2023.

In the next installment of Boise State’s Distinguished Lecture Series, Cornell West and Robert George, described by multiple national media outlets as the “ideological odd couple,” will discuss the importance of civil discourse in this era of polarization. Leftist West and conservative George are friends who teach together and travel the country to demonstrate their commitment to free speech. They explore their opposing views on several policy areas, respectfully disagreeing as well as finding common ground.

The event will be at 7 p.m. on Oct. 23 in the Student Union Building’s Simplot Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Lincoln Garage and the West Stadium Lot.