Is Common Ground Possible?
Gleaves Whitney, the president of GVSU’s Hauenstein Center for Presidential Studies, will give a presentation exploring the historical reality of common ground between American citizens and elected officials in Congress, as well as how today’s political exchanges between dysfunctional Congress and disgruntled citizens may be less than productive. The presentation also involves the audience, invoking members’ opinions on whether there is a possibility for common ground in the future. For more information, contact Tori VanDragt at firstname.lastname@example.org. The interactive lecture takes place Sept. 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Loosemore Auditorium room 122E, located in downtown Grand Rapids’ DeVos Center. The event is also LIB 100/LIB 201 approved.