A National Conversation on Civility

A National Conversation on Civility

September 26, 2018

Washington, D.C.

Panel discussion: 7-9 p.m.
Reception: 9-10 p.m.
Doors: 6:15 p.m.

Jack Morton Auditorium, George Washington University
805 21st St. NW, Washington, DC 20052

As we approach the 2018 midterm elections, our political system and national rhetoric are more polarized than ever. Join moderator Scott Simon, award-winning host of National Public Radio's Weekend Edition Saturday, for a thought-provoking conversation on the importance of civility, why it has broken down — and why it's necessary for solving the major challenges confronting our nation.

After the main event, continue the conversation and meet the panelists at a reception with drinks and light appetizers.

Event $18 / Event and reception $28

Tickets are general admission, so seats are first come, first served.

Panelists Sally Kohn and Jonathan Haidt, PhD, will be signing copies of their books, which will be available for purchase.


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civility-speaker-simonScott Simon 
One of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. Author of eight books, award-winning National Public Radio host, and contributor to CBS Sunday Morning.

Confirmed Speakers

Civility-Speaker-HaidtJonathan Haidt, PhD
Social psychologist at the NYU-Stern School of Business and author of several books, including The New York Times bestseller, "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion."

civility-speaker-kohnSally Kohn 
Author of "The Opposite of Hate" and host of the State of Resistance podcast. CNN political commentator and columnist; former Fox News contributor.

civility-speaker-evansArthur C. Evans Jr., PhD
Chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association.

Civility-Speaker-LukensmeyerCarolyn J. Lukensmeyer, PhD
Executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse.


  • American Psychological Association
  • National Institute for Civil Discourse