Politics, Contentious Elections and Civil Discourse

Civil Discourse

Civil discourse has become more important than ever during a contentious presidential election cycle. This timely event allows panelists and participants to engage in conversation and debate on highly charged issues where we often hold differing views.

This event is part of a Duquesne University series on Civil Discourse sponsored by the Office of the President to explore the importance of respectful debate even on challenging topics. Presented in partnership with the Division of Student Life.

Attendance is limited, and registration is required.

Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Via Zoom




Moderated by Duquesne University President Ken Gormley


  • Hon. Tom Ridge
    43rd Governor of Pennsylvania, First Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Hon. Sylvester Turner
    Mayor, Houston, Texas
  • Hon. Conor Lamb
    United States Congress, Representative 17th District of Pennsylvania
  • Elizabeth Preate Havey, Esq.
    Partner, Dilworth Paxson, LLP; Chair, Montgomery County Republican Committee; Secretary, Republican Party of Pennsylvania