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2021 Conference: Civic Education in Polarized Times 

The 2021 conference, Civic Education in Polarized Times, was held virtually as a Zoom webinar on October 29-30, 2021. Eric Beerbohm of Harvard University and Harvard University's Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Ethics were the hosts. Here is a link to the recording of the keynote address by Dennis Thompson and Sigal Ben-Porath (presenting a paper co-authored with Amy Gutmann). Here is a link to the recording of the conference presentations by Rima Basu, Lisa Barcia Bedolla, Kristine Bowman, Justin Driver, Jennifer Morton, Seana Shiffrin, Yael Tamir (presenting a paper co-authored by Ilana Paul Binyamin and Wurud Jayusi), Brandon Terry, and Robert Tsai.

Editors Eric Beerbohm and Elizabeth Beaumont organized the conference, with the following outstanding speakers:

Friday, October 29

Keynote Address: 5:30-7:00 EDT

Dennis Thompson (Harvard University) and Sigal Ben-Porath (University of Pennsylvania) (presenting a paper co-authored with Amy Gutmann, University of Pennsylvania)

Saturday, October 30

Panel I: 12:00-1:30 EDT

  • Principal paper: Seana Shiffrin (UCLA, Philosophy)
  • Commentator: Robert Tsai (Boston University, Law)
  • Commentator: Brandon Terry (Harvard University, Political Science)

Panel II: 2:00-3:30 EDT

  • Principal paper: Yael Tamir (Beit Berl College, Political Science)
  • Commentator: Kristine Bowman (Michigan State University, Law)
  • Commentator: Rima Basu (Claremont-McKenna, Philosophy)

Panel III: 4:00-5:30 EDT

  • Principal paper: Justin Driver (Yale University, Law)
  • Commentator: Jennifer Morton (University of North Carolina, Philosophy)
  • Commentator: Lisa Garcia Bedolla (University of California-Berkeley, Political Science)

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