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Pursuing Factual Consensus: What Does “Truth” Mean in the Public Square?
May 19, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
For our democratic system to work, public and private institutions, public officials, and citizens need to value facts and truthfulness. But recent years have witnessed mass disagreements over what is true and how to separate fact from fiction. Join our discussion ‘Pursuing Factual Consensus: What Does “Truth” Mean in the Public Square?’ to delve more deeply into how facts become established in the public mind and how truthfulness might be restored to our public discourse.
Moderator: Jim Townsend – Director, Levin Center
Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professor of Political Science, Stony Brook University