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How engaging in civil discourse can strengthen democracy

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A new American holds a small flag during the Oath of Citizenship ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in Centennial.

On this Election Day, we talk about civil discourse. It means having a conversation with people of different viewpoints to broaden understanding. The University of Denver and the Korbel School of International Studies recently gathered experts from four think tanks for "Denver Dialogues" to talk about the challenges, opportunities, and importance of engaging in civil discourse.

Former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice is a D.U. graduate and director of the Hoover Institution. Robert Doar is president of the American Enterprise Institute. Dan Porterfield is president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. And Anne-Marie Slaughter is CEO of New America.