Roundtable luncheon explores pros, cons of a “Divided America”
Can Americans with different political beliefs still work together? The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy will explore this question during a roundtable discussion scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4 in the Miley Hall executive dining room.
Based on polls and studies, Americans seem more politically divided than ever. More of us declare that we are “strongly” conservative or liberal than in the past, and more of us distrust people on the other side. Then again, other polls show that the majority of us are not so far apart on specific issues, from gun control to the environment to the minimum wage.
During this roundtable discussion, participants will consider whether Americans really are too divided to work together on solving problems and improving our future, as well as what forces may be dividing us, and whether division is really a bad thing.
Roundtable discussions are open to Salve Regina students, faculty and staff, and lunch is provided. As space is extremely limited, those interested in attending should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.