Being a Change Agent in a Divided Nation
Date(s) - March 29, 2019
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
University of Missouri St. Louis – Millennium Student Center
1 University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121
Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Public Values Symposium, sponsored by the University of Missouri St. Louis and FOCUS St. Louis.
Join Keynote Speaker Bill Kristol and Keynote Respondent Sarah Kendzior for a hard-hitting discussion on Media and Change Agency in a Divided Nation. Hear a bipartisan panel of Missouri activist and lawmakers discuss building successful coalitions for change across ideological divides.
The “Change Agent” model of leadership is closer to the “revolutionary” than the “steady-hand-at-the-helm” leadership model. Change agents can seek fundamental institutional change, but do so through existing channels (from legislation to courts to civil disobedience) instead of wholesale revolution. Our nation faces a growing need to adapt to new global, national and local realities, but is painfully hamstrung by divisions along rhetorical and ideological lines. In this environment, change agents who can bridge the divide play a crucial role. This symposium will discuss how change agents navigate today’s segmented and ideologically charged media market, and how change agents can build successful coalitions across party lines.
This nonpartisan symposium brings together a politically diverse audience to discuss ideal political processes, values and ethics. Past keynotes have included (among others): Senator Olympia Snowe, Bernice A. King, Congressman Mickey Edwards, and Journalist/ Author Jeremy Scahill.
Stay tuned for more details!
$35 – General Admission
$25 – Students and FOCUS members
Registration includes breakfast, lunch and admission to all sessions. Registrations are nonrefundable, but attendee substitutions are allowed.
Parking & Directions
The conference will take place in the Millennium Student Center (MSC) on the UMSL campus. View directions and campus map. Parking is available in the MSC lot. If using Metro, the closest stop is the UMSL North Station.