A Discussion on Increasing Civic Engagement

Civic Engagement in the Digital Age

February 23, 2022 2:00 pm MST (4:00 pm EST)

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. On February 23, Elizabeth "Betsy" Cantwell, senior vice president for research and innovation, will be joined by Keith Allred, executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, for the last in a four-part series exploring the impact of these new technologies on civic engagement.

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About the participants:

Keith Allred Keith Allred is the Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD). He was recruited to lead NICD because he had recently launched CommonSense American, a new organization that brings Republicans, Democrats, and Independents together from across the country to find and champion solutions with broad support.

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. 

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