“Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age”: Public Lecture with PBS’ Alexander Heffner

On March 20, 2018, in the Smith Forum at Reynolds Journalism Institute, “Open Mind” host Alexander Heffner spoke to a capacity crowd about current incivility in public discourse, and especially in the “anti-social media complex,” and ways that we might go about “amusing our democracy back to life.” Following the talk, the Kinder Institute and Truman School convened a panel of MU faculty from across multiple disciplines to give remarks on Heffner’s talk and to offer their own insights about “civil discourse in an uncivil age.”