In the last words left to us by United States Senator John McCain, he calls America “a country made of ideals whose continued success is the hope of the world…” Well, if we’re going to succeed that, we’d sure better up our game! In partnership with the BYU Law School’s Conflict Resolution Center, we’re proud to present a year of programming to explore innovative ways of bridging differences across ideological division.
Please make plans to join us for three events this fall. On Thursday, October 25th we’re hosting Former Members of Congress Patrick Murphy (D, FL) and David Jolly (R, FL), in a discussion with 2016 presidential candidate Evan McMullin exploring Why Gridlock Rules Washington. Before that campus-wide event, on Friday, September 28th, we’re inviting BYU students across the ideological spectrum to participate in an interactive workshop, “Left + Right, RESPECT + REBELLION: Subversive friendships in divided times,” online here. Finally, we’ll finish the fall in November with an Arbinger Institute workshop introducing the concept of the Outward Mindset – seeing people as people (left, right – whoever). Check back for more specifics soon.