Can We Talk?
This new event series hosted by the Public Life Project gives students and faculty a chance to discuss today’s issues in an informal, casual setting. Led by CLA professors, these conversations will invite participants to share knowledge, ideas, and perspectives on topics that often divide us.
CLA professors will kick-off conversations by sharing differing perspectives on specific topics. Then they'll invite students to join the discussion. You'll have a chance to ask questions, offer counter points, and dig deeper to understand each other's points of view.
To request disability accommodations, please contact Megan Mehl, CLA Advancement, firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-624-6445.
Yes, there will be snacks! Sweet and savory treats will be served, along with hot and cold beverages.
March 22, 2023
A student event series on how to model difficult conversations and exchanges.
March 23, 2023
A discussion between Professor Chris Uggen (sociology) and the U of M Forensics Team.
December 1, 2022
A conversation with Professors Jeanne Kilde (religious studies) and Kirsten Fischer (history).
October 20, 2022
A conversation with Professor Christopher Phelan, Department of Economics, and Professor Valerie Tiberius Department of Philosophy.
September 29, 2022
A conversation with Professors Howard Lavine (political science) and Christopher Phelan (economics).