Tom Daschle and Jon Kyl on Civil Discourse

On Oct. 12, U.S. Sens. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Tom Daschle, D-S.D., will join Arizona State University on the stage of Katzin Concert Hall to engage in a civil discussion on the topic of “Disagreement and Civil Dialogue on American Politics and Civic Culture.” The event is second in the “Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity in Higher Education and American Society” series sponsored by the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, a JMC partner program, and co-sponsored by the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at ASU. The event is free and open to the public.

October 12, 2017, 5:00 PM, Music Building, Katzin Concert Hall, Tempe campus

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In 2010, Time magazine recognized Kyl as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. He was elected to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate in 1994 and retired at the end of his third term in January of 2013. Before serving in the Senate, he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1987 to 1995 and earlier worked as a lawyer and lobbyist in Phoenix. Jon Kyl currently serves as senior counsel at Covington and Burling, LLP and is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. He is also a distinguished fellow in public service in ASU’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions and a distinguished scholar of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Daschle became the Senate Democratic Leader in 1994, and during his tenure also served as both Majority and Minority Leader. South Dakota elected Daschle to represent the state in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1978, where he served for eight years before his election to the U.S. Senate in 1986. In 2007, he joined with former majority leaders George Mitchell, Bob Dole and Howard Baker to create the Bipartisan Policy Center, an organization dedicated to finding common ground on pressing policy challenges of our time.

The dialogue and debate is free and open to all members of the ASU community and the wider general public. Parking is available ($3 per hour) in the 10th Street Structure, accessed from Myrtle Avenue.

The event will be filmed by Arizona PBS. Please be aware that by attending the event, you consent to your voice, name and/or likeness being used, without compensation, in films and tapes in any and all media, whether now known or hereafter devised, for eternity, and you release Arizona State University, its successors, assigns and licensees from any liability whatsoever of any nature.

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Tom Daschle and Jon Kyl Event Poster