Can We Talk: Religion

In this excerpt from the Can We Talk: Religion breakout session, participants consider whether there is a religious obligation to become an active participant in society, and how religion creates both civility and incivility.

Can We Talk: History

In this excerpt from the Can We Talk: History breakout session, participants discuss some historic examples of incivility and compromise, and what can we learn about civility from the study of history.

Can We Talk: Civic and Social Entrepreneurs

In this excerpt from the Can We Talk: Civic and Social Entrepreneurs breakout session, participants question whether incivility is a result of society avoiding to confront important issues, and whether policymaking be done behind closed doors?

Can We Talk: Media and Communications

In this excerpt from the Can We Talk: Media and Communications breakout session, participants ask a broad range of questions from “Is media programming politically bias?” to “Is Sesame Street good for kids?”

WATCH THE DEBATE: THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MOVES TO ALLOW FOR LATITUDE IN PRE-MIRANDA INTERROGATIONS, BUT IS THIS MOVE CONSTITUTIONAL?

Here, in the 2011 Peter Jennings Project moot court, two eminent Supreme Court attorneys argue whether Miranda doctrine should be changed to allow terror suspects to be interrogated without first being informed of their rights Last week, the Obama Administration announced a dramatic switch on the procedures law enforcement personnel should follow when interrogating “operational […]

The Advent of “Maternity Tourism”

OFFICIALS CLOSE A CALIFORNIA HOME THAT BIRTHED “AMERICAN CITIZENS” TO ASIAN WOMEN VISITING THE US; AN ISOLATED INSTANCE OR A NEW TREND? Today’s New York Times features a story about a makeshift maternity home in San Gabriel, CA, twenty miles from Los Angeles. For fees ranging into thousands of dollars, the home offered well-to-do women […]