Civil Discourse - October 11, 2022

Perspectives on Civil Discourse
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST

The Baylor Conversation Series returned on Tuesday, Oct. 11, with a virtual conversation on civil discourse as we enter the election season. The annual series – begun by President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., in 2017 – featured three distinguished Baylor faculty members, each representing different disciplines, who shared their insight on how we can approach civil discourse in the classroom, on campus and in everyday conversations.

"Whether in politics, church congregations, on the Baylor campus or even within our own families, there is a significant need for civil discourse in today's society," President Livingstone said. "While we may not agree, civil discourse requires mutual respect and objectivity without hostility, while demonstrating an appreciation for the experiences of others. This topic is vitally important for higher education – and especially at Baylor – as we strive to be a marketplace of ideas and extend the love of Christ toward others."

Moderator:

Lori Fogleman, Assistant Vice President for Media & Public Relations
Baylor University

Panelists:

Rebecca Flavin, Senior Lecturer of Political Science

Ronald Angelo Johnson, Associate Professor & The Ralph and Bessie Mae Lynn Chair of History

Luke Winslow, Assistant Professor of Communication