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Politics: Can We Talk? A Library Living Room Conversation with Prof. Deondra Rose

In a deeply divided America, any conversation about politics can quickly turn into a shouting match, or worse. So how can we talk about real-world issues with people who fundamentally disagree with us?

Join the Duke University Libraries and QuadEx for “Politics: Can We Talk? A Library Living Room Conversation” with Deondra Rose, Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor of Public Policy, Political Science and History, and QuadEx Faculty Fellow at Crowell Quad.

This is the first of two “Living Room Conversations” with Prof. Rose being offered to Duke undergraduates and all members of the Duke community, exploring complicated issues through real talk in a safe, organic, but guided discourse. The second conversation, on the theme of “Belonging,” will take place April 21.


What to Expect

In this conversation, we will explore how we talk about politics and the impact this has on our relationships with friends and family. We'll begin with an introduction of the topic and overview of discussion agreements, then break into small groups to discuss for about an hour. This isn’t a conversation about issues, but a structured way to practice communicating across differences while building understanding and relationships. Registration required, but no preparation is needed.

Refreshments will be served.

About Deondra Rose

Deondra Rose is the Kevin D. Gorter Associate Professor of Public Policy, and Associate Professor of Political Science and History at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. She is also the Director of Polis: Center for Politics at Duke University and Co-director of the North Carolina Scholars Strategy Network (SSN). Her research focuses on U.S. higher education policy, political behavior, American political development, and the politics of inequality.

Co-sponsored by the Duke University Libraries' Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council (DivE-In), and QuadEx. For more information, contact Brandon Britt, Access Services Librarian.

Friday, March 31, 2023
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Rubenstein Library 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room)
West Campus
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