Bard College Berlin Presents
Thursday, November 21, 2019

The Voices of the People: From Dreams of Self-Rule to Practices of Mutual Understanding

Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, 13156 Berlin

Guest talk by Adam Davis (Oregon Humanities)

This talk will explore the relationship between the goal of ruling ourselves and the practice of understanding one another. Davis will discuss his community-based work on creating conditions for people to connect through conversation and story, and he’ll argue that healthy participatory democracy depends on habits and practices of listening, asking hard questions, and attending directly to real differences of belief and background.

Adam Davis has been the executive director of Oregon Humanities since 2013 and directed the Center for Civic Reflection before that. Davis has trained thousands of discussion leaders across the United States, facilitated hundreds of community discussions, moderated onstage conversations with community-builders, office-holders, and authors, and edited several books including Taking Action and The Civically Engaged Reader

Part of the Lecture Series on Popular Sovereignty organized by Bard College Berlin and the Law and Society Institute at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with the support of the American Social Science Research Council

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Date & time: Thursday, November 21, from 7:30pm
Venue: Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall
Platanenstr. 98a, 13156 Berlin
Admission free

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

Location: Bard College Berlin Lecture Hall, Platanenstr. 98a, 13156 Berlin

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