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Speaking of Democracy

Upcoming Events

Speaking of Democracy is a series of engaging conversations between students and community leaders on the health of American democracy.

Please join us for a lively discussion and lunch on Tuesday, February 26th in USU 2310 A&B during U-hour.

Speaking of Democracy 

Event Time:
12:00 - 12:50 pm at the USU 2310A & B


  • Tuesday, February 26th: Social Media and Democracy
  • Tuesday, April 9th: Capitalism and Democracy 

More Information

For more information please contact Civic Learning at 

Individuals with disabilities who would like to attend this event, please contact Civic Learning at regarding any special accommodations needs at least seven working days in advance. Every reasonable effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations.

Be part of the conversation!


Past Topics

Does Your Vote Matter?

A conversation about the value and impact of your vote: structurally (gerrymandering, the electoral college), procedurally, and emotionally.

Facilitators: Stephen Nichols and Ruoxi Li

Cehcks and Balances on Power

A conversation about the power balances of the three branches of U.S. government (judicial, legislative, and executive) and how this system is working for us today.

Facilitator: Stephan Hoover

Consensus and Deliberation

A conversation about the critical role of "restraint and reciprocity" in a healthy democracy and distinctions between direct democracy, deliberative democracy, and consensus.

Facilitator: Rochelle Green