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April 18, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Montpelier Arts Center
9652 Muirkirk Road
Laurel, MD 20708
301-377-7800; TTY 301-699-2544
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Conversations at Montpelier: Liberals are from Mars and conservatives are from Venus

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Citizen Democracy: How Average Citizens Influence National Public Policy Presented by Steve Frantzich


In this age of extreme partisan conflict one often wonders why we just can't talk to each other. This discussion will explore the basic differences in how liberals and conservatives view the political world and the implications for conflict and cooperation.

Steve Frantzich is Professor of Political Science at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he was selected as the outstanding professor in 1990, runner-up as outstanding researcher in 2001, and as one of the first USNA Teaching Fellows in 2002. He is the author of over a dozen books, most recently Citizen Democracy: Citizen Activists in a Cynical Age (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004) and Cyberage Politics 101: Mobility, Technology and Democracy (Peter Lang Publishers, 2002). He has won awards from the American Political Science Association, C-SPAN, and a variety of publishers for the use of computers and video in teaching. He is the co-author of two interactive texts: Congress and American Government.

Ages: All ages are welcome