Civil Discourse

Center for Civil Discourse symposium will explore radical empathy

The Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse will host its eighth annual symposium on March 23, focused on bridging divides through a concept the keynote speaker calls "radical empathy."

Mar 17, 2022


Gift from longtime supporters expands work of civil discourse program into center

A gift from two longtime Grand Valley supporters has created the Padnos/Sarosik Center for Civil Discourse and ensured students will continue learning how to engage in civil discussions on controversial issues.

Aug 12, 2021


Civil Discourse program will host post-election conversation series

Following what has been a divisive presidential election, the Padnos-Sarosik Civil Discourse Program will host a series of conversations for the campus community.

Oct 27, 2020