Watch the VIDEO here.
UPDATE: Read a blog post recapping the event here.
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and The Aspen Institute hosted the first in a four-part series, Conversations on Civility: Making Our Democracy Work. The first event in the roundtable series was held at The Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.
The BPC and The Aspen Institute created this series to discuss how to improve our democracy and civic health. The joint series examines the breakdown of our nation’s civil discourse and how this trend is affecting future political leaders. Each roundtable discussion will identify opportunities for educators, business leaders and policymakers to forge a more robust, active and politically engaged citizenry.
The discussion featured Governor Jack Markell of Delaware; Trey Grayson, Director, Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and former Secretary of State of Kentucky; and NPR Senior News Analyst and ABC News Political Commentator Cokie Roberts. The discussion was moderated by Mickey Edwards, Vice President and Director of the Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership at The Aspen Institute, and Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, gave opening remarks.