Public Life Project Launch Party
Celebrate the launch of the Public Life Project (PLP) with a screening of our Twin Cities PBS (TPT) shorts and a discussion with College of Liberal Arts faculty experts on polarization, misinformation, religious literacy, debate design, and more.
The PLP is hosting a screening of four shorts produced by TPT and sharing how CLA faculty and students are developing the knowledge and skills needed to grapple with polarizing divisions and inequalities, engage empathetically with others, and prepare for active, meaningful public lives. Throughout the screening, CLA faculty will dive into related topics and share their experience from both teaching and research perspectives. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions to all speakers.
- Will Jones, professor of history
- Jeanne Kilde, professor and director of programs in religious studies
- Chris Phelan, professor of economics
- Valerie Tiberius, professor of philosophy
- Ben Toff, assistant professor of journalism
- Doug Hartmann, professor of sociology and director of the Public Life Project
- Karen Ho, associate professor of sociocultural anthropology
The Public Life Project is a new initiative in the College of Liberal Arts that provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to grapple with polarizing divisions and inequalities, engage empathetically with others, and prepare for active, meaningful public lives.