Civility and Disagreement Conference - Feb 28th

Free Speech and Norms of Inquiry

Civility Conference Poster

February 28th - JMU Hall of Presidents

9:00 am: Opening Remarks from President Alger

9:15 am: Civility and Productive Disagreement
Lawrence Lengbeyer - Leadership, Ethics, and Law, U.S. Naval Academy

10:45 am: Civility and the Problem of Polarization
Robert Talisse - Philosophy, Vanderbilt University

1:30 pm: Civility, Institutional Neutrality, and The First Amendment
Jud Campbell - School of Law, University of Richmond

3:00 pm: Truthfulness and Civility
Jonny Thakkar - Political Science, Swarthmore College

4:30 pm Panel: Conference Speakers and JMU Philosophy Faculty
Pia Antolic-Piper and Anne van Leeuwen

For more information please email

No registration required. Attend any sessions your schedule allows.

Visitors to campus for the conference do not need a parking permit on 2/28 if (and only if) they park in the Warsaw Avenue Parking Deck. See A-2 on the campus parking map: The conference venue, the Hall of Presidents, is on the third floor of D-HALL, which is to be found at C-4 on the map.

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Published: Monday, February 3, 2020

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 5, 2020

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