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Can We Talk? Civil Discourse and Democracy: David Ignatius, novelist and co...

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Roanoke College

Bast Gym

310 N. Market St.

Salem, VA 24153

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The Henry H. Fowler Distinguished Public Speaker Program present:

David Ignatius, novelist and columnist for The Washington Post, will speak on the media’s role in civil discourse.

Many decry current breakdowns of civility that seem worse than any time before in American political parties, branches of government, media, and other public institutions. This year, Henry H. Fowler speakers will address the apparent decline in public civility and what, if anything, can be done about it.

For forty years, David Ignatius has been a globe-trotting journalist who also has covered every Washington beat. He frequently appears on television talk shows. His twice weekly column is syndicated in scores of newspapers and has won him multiple awards for excellence. His ten espionage novels cut close to the reality of intelligence gathering and have been bestsellers, as well.

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” -
-Winston Churchill


Complimentary tickets are required and available online (here) or at the Colket Center Information Desk. Limit 6 per person please.

Tickets will be available beginning January 13.

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