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Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity,
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ideas flowing from two people and mixing together during discussion
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It’s an important “moment” to be civically engaged in the U.S. Whether you’re passionate about immigration, human rights, women’s empowerment, education, conservation, or health, you’ll make a better advocate if you’ve truly considered perspectives other than your own. But if you’ve ever tried, you know that true dialogue across difference is difficult.


There are a growing number of initiatives at Duke and beyond to inspire and teach us about civil discourse. Come join Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement and DukeEngage Director Eric Mlyn in a conversation with students and faculty about this important topic. Participants include:

  • Eric Mlyn, Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement and DukeEngage Director
  • Ada Gregory, Associate Director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics and Program Director, DukeEngage New York
  • Thomas Williams, Postdoctoral Fellow, Science & Society and Program Director, DukeEngage DC
  • Carina Arellano ’17, Admissions Officer and alumna, DukeEngage New York
  • BJ James ’19, Political Science major and alumnus, DukeEngage DC


DukeEngage values humility, respect, and curiosity as tools for authentic dialogue and civic engagement. Whether you’ve already been accepted or participated in DukeEngage,  or are just interested in this topic, you are invited to hear the stories and advice of these fellow travelers, and to bring your own questions and experiences.


Light snacks will be served. Registration encouraged (but not required).