AEI's Arthur Brooks: How the Competition of Ideas Can Reunite the Country

Lecture | November 1 | 1-2 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute

 Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

What is the biggest problem with American politics today? Why is there widespread consensus that Washington D.C. is broken but a complete lack of agreement about how to set things right? Some argue the problem is too much disagreement, and that liberals and conservatives simply need to split their differences.

Dr. Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, offers a different diagnosis: It’s not that Americans disagree too much. It’s that we’ve forgotten how to disagree well. In this talk, he will blend social science, philosophy, and history to offer a better vision for American political discourse – and practical, actionable tactics that each of us can use to help heal the competition of ideas in this country.

This is an event for Berkeley students only. Attendees must RSVP here.

 EVCP@berkeley.edu