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Political Polarization: Is the Constitution to Blame?

  • Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  • 3:30 PM–4:45 PM
  • DeVos Communication Building Lobby

The second debate in the Constitution Series considers the current deep divisions in U.S. politics and their possible origins.

There is no doubt that there are deep divisions in U.S. political culture today. But what is the source of that division? Do we simply have differing opinions, or do political structures established by the Constitution foster – or at least fail to mediate – this polarization? Join us for a debate about the constitutional roots of our political divides. Mikael Pelz and Kevin den Dulk will be joined by representatives from Calvin's College Democrats and College Republicans to debate views from the left and right.

Immediately afterwards, a forum for Calvin students will continue the conversation at "Debate Over Dinner" -- in the lower level lobby of the building, beginning at 5 p.m.  Dinner will be provided, but students must RSVP in advance to participate (contact mas72).

The Constitution Series is sponsored by the College Democrats, the College Republicans, the Henry Institute, the Political Science Department, and the Pre-Law Program.

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