The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center, the Division of Student Life, and Iowa Campus Compact invite you to the first Dialogue at Drake event. At this event we will dive into the polarization here on campus and learn how to simply have a conversation about politics while still being respectful.
Current Iowa Republican Party Chair Dr. Jeff Kaufmann and former Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire will be discussing the current state of politics in Iowa as well as their friendship despite their natural opposition, and there will be a quick question and answer period afterwards. Jerry Parker, the Acting Dean of Students, will then testify to the current state of polarization on campus. Scott Raecker, the Director of The Ray Center, will later do a presentation on how to have a civil conversation, and then there will be a short, small group discussion afterwards on how to move forward.
Dialogue at Drake is on Thursday, March 30 from 7:00 to 8:30 in Olin 101.
Please note that media will not be allowed at this event in order to allow students to feel more comfortable in asking questions. In addition, we respectfully request that each attendee honor this format and not record this Dialogue @ Drake with personal devices.
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