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Good Enough for Government Work
Start Date: 4/2/2015Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Date: 4/2/2015End Time: 8:00 PM

Event Description:
Ford Hall Forum presents: Good Enough for Government Work

Alan Solomont (Dean, Tufts University College of Citizenship and Public Service)
Jim Stergios (Executive Director, Pioneer Institute)
David Paleologos (Director, Suffolk University Political Research Center)

With so many representatives of the people pushing policies that the people don’t like, one wonders how we got to this point. If we insist on a modicum of qualification for all who determine how the state runs our lives – including ourselves – it follows that we will reap better results. But should a citizen have to pass a test on current events to vote? Or should our members of Congress have to pass a simple science test to serve on a science-oriented committee? Most importantly, would this method of civic testing break through voter apathy, particularly among young adults, or further alienate them? Let’s review whether Americans are savvy enough to participate in a democracy and, if not, how we might adjust our civic processes to encourage us all to rise to the occasion. 
Location: Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston, MA 02108
Contact Information:
Name: Jennifer Bonardi
Phone: (617) 305-6316
Intended Audience:
  • Alumni
  • Faculty
  • General Public
  • Graduate Students
  • Guests
  • Staff
  • Undergraduate Students
  • Sponsor(s):
  • College of Arts & Sciences

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