June 13, 2023

1:00PM, 5:00PM

June 14, 2023

1:00PM, 5:00PM 

This is a live streamed event on Zoom. 


June 13

              1pm Welcome, SPA Dean Vicky Wilkins 

     1:15 pm Session 1

“How do we define the scope and nature of the dialogue we are hoping to foster on campuses?”

Keynote: Ron Elving, Professorial Lecturer, American University School of Public Affairs and Senior Editor and Correspondent, NPR.

Dialogue facilitated by: Vicky Wilkins, AU School of Public Affairs 


              3pm Session 2

“What do we need to know about the “problem” of dialogue on campuses?”

Keynote: Dr. Elizabeth Niehaus, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Senior Fellow, University of California National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement

Dialogue facilitated by: Joseph Young, AU School of Public Affairs                 

June 14 

               1pm Session 3

“What would it take to make dialogue and shared uncertainty a more palatable default state on campuses?” 

Keynote: Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton,  Associate Provost and Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity, Auburn University

                        Dialogue facilitated by: Thomas Merrill, AU School of Public Affairs


2:45pm Session 4

“What role can faculty play in changing the national conversation about the challenge of dialogue on our campuses?”

Keynote: Dr. Carlos E Cortes, Professor Emeritus of History, University of California, Riverside

Dialogue facilitated by: Agatha Caraballo, Florida International University