Bridging the Divide 2020
Sadly, one thing many people agree on is that the outcomes in the 2020 election, our nation was likely to remain deeply divided. Repairing or bridging the deep political and social divisions within our society will require leadership, consensus building, and trust.
We at the University of Notre Dame are not immune from the political polarization in our nation. However, we have the benefit of being members of a supportive academic community – one that encourages respect for others’ opinions, promotes critical thinking, and recognizes the struggles of those around us.
In this spirit, Notre Dame hosted a six-part speaker series ahead of the presidential election on some of the issues that often divide Americans. Our aim was to help people find common ground on these issues through civil discourse and thoughtful conversations. The series was offered by the Office of the Provost in partnership with the colleges, schools, centers, and institutes across the University.
|Video||View the Event|
|Article||Kenya Young '94 (Moderator)|
|Article||Political scientist releases definitive research on the first century of women voters|
|Podcast||Women’s Suffrage and Political Barbies|
|Video||Was Women’s Suffrage a Failure?|