Academy Article
Spring 2017

Civic Discourse Discussion Series


Early in 2017, the Boston-Cambridge Program Committee initiated a series of conversations to foster a civilized and open debate of issues, especially related to the political climate, protection of free expression, and leadership in times of division.


Real Discussion in a Climate of Hot Partisanship
Virginia Sapiro (Boston University)
Monday, February 13, 2017
Boston University


Siloed Speech on Campus
Sherry Turkle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
House of the Academy


#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media
Cass Sunstein (Harvard Law School)
Thursday, March 09, 2017
House of the Academy


Is the American Liberal Order Ending?
Joseph Nye (Harvard Kennedy School)
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
House of the Academy