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FOCUS is cosponsoring the 3rd Annual UMSL Public Ethics Conference - The Ethics of Political Dysfunction: What To Do When the System Breaks Down

11/14/2014
When: Friday, Nov. 14, 2014
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Where: University of Missouri St. Louis - North Campus
Millenium Student Center - Century Room
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri  63121
United States
Contact: UMSL
314-516-6590

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3rd Annual UMSL Public Ethics Conference

The Ethics of Political Dysfunction: What To Do When the System Breaks Down

Friday, Nov. 14, 2014

9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

UMSL - Millennium Student Center

 

Government dysfunction is always a moral tragedy, and often a political farce. In an October 2013 Gallup poll, it topped the economy as the biggest problem in the United States. We all complain about it, but basic questions about it remain very difficult to answer: What does real government dysfunction look like, and what does an ethical response to it demand of politicians, political appointees, political advocates and reporters, and the public?

 

Senator Olympia Snowe will keynote this third annual conference, which is a daylong digitally mediated interdisciplinary and cross-party discussion bringing together public officials from both sides of the aisle. Sessions and panels will discuss dysfunction at the federal, state and local levels and include, among others: the first female Speaker of the Missouri House Catherine Hanaway; the longest serving recent member of the House of Representatives, Chris Kelly; Former State Senator Tim Green; and 
Northwestern University Professor Dr. Laurel Harbridge, whose forthcoming book Is Bipartisanship Dead? explores recent partisan polarization in Congress. 

 

Registration is $45 and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Click here for more details on the conference and to register. 

 

 

 

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