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Fostering Civil Discussion: Guest Speakers

Join us on Friday, October 6th, for the “Saving the Dream: Fostering Civil Discussion premiere.” In this virtual event, we speak with Dr. Ben Judge to explore the Decision Point Method and how Polity uses its mission to bridge political divisions. In addition, their new game, Bad News, Boss, helps players of all ages conduct solution-oriented conversations around today’s most significant policy issues. Tune in to watch a panel of eight student leaders grapple with many hot-button issues and see how they use the Decision Point Method to work together.

Click here to learn more about this conversation. Meet our guest speakers below!

Arianna Barrios, Executive Director, OC Forum (Host)

With over 20 years of experience in strategic communications and boasting a wide range of skills, Barrios is a uniquely gifted communications practitioner. Over her career, she has served school districts, government agencies, non-profits, and Fortune 500 companies. For more information on Arianna Barrios, click on the link below.

Dr. Ben Judge, Founder, Polity (Guest)

A managing director of Monument Valley, Dr. Ben Judge is focused on adapting academic research for popular audiences. He is the creator and executive producer of the documentary “Right Makes Might: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates” and the co-editor of United and Independent: John Quincy Adams on American Foreign Policy. Ben holds a PhD in political science from Claremont Graduate University and serves in the United States Navy Reserve. For more information on Arianna Barrios, click on the link below.

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