Civic Engagement in the Digital Age: A Conversation with U.S. Senator Jeff Flake

September 27, 2021 6 pm MST

Advances in digital technologies over the past two decades have significantly influenced our behaviors and what and how we communicate, from our social lives to our politics. Kicking off a series of conversations around the impact of these new technologies on civic engagement, Senator Flake will join Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, University of Arizona senior vice president for research and innovation, to discuss the evolution and impact of political dialogue in an era stretching from C-SPAN to Twitter.

Registered attendees will have the opportunity to submit questions and engage with Senator Flake and Dr. Cantwell through an online Q&A.

About the participants:

Jeff Flake

Jeff Flake

Author of the New York Times bestseller Conscience of a Conservative: A Rejection of Destructive Politics and a Return to Principle, Senator Flake has taken a lonely stand for principle and civility in an era of hyper-partisanship. After serving six terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senator Flake was elected to the U.S. Senate, where he served for six years. Read more 

Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell

Betsy Cantwell

Dr. Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell leads the University of Arizona Office for Research, Innovation and Impact, which includes the Corporate Engagement Program, Tech Launch Arizona, Arizona FORGE and Tech Parks Arizona.  Read more