Karl Rove and David Axelrod, two highly regarded political strategists with different points of view, will discuss current issues on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m., in Hamilton College’s Margaret Scott Bundy Field House. USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page will moderate the program.
***The program is free, but tickets will be required. More information will be posted to the Hamilton website in mid-September. For ticket information, call 315-859-4636 or visit https://www.hamilton.edu/news/calendar/common-ground
Hamilton President David Wippman said the program responds to the sharp and escalating political polarization in the United States and abroad.
“The goal for Common Ground is for the speakers, one a Democrat, the other a Republican, to model the kind of respectful dialogue across political boundaries that should occur not just on college campuses, but in the broader society as well,” Wippman said. “With capable speakers on both sides of a given issue, each willing to acknowledge strengths in the position of the other, we aim to encourage students and other audience members to question their own assumptions and consider carefully the evidence and arguments supporting other viewpoints.”