Ahimsa Center presents

Incivility and Political Dysfunction: What Can We Do About It?


Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer

Sunday, March 5, 2017
Lecture and Q & A : 11:00 am- 12:30p.m., Reception 12:30-1:30 pm.
Cal Poly Pomona, Bronco Student Center, Ursa Minor

RSVP recommended by Thursday, March 2, to: ahimsacenter@cpp.edu

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CAROLYN J. LUKENSMEYER is the Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, an organization that works to reduce political dysfunction and incivility in our political system. As a leader in the field of deliberative democracy, she works to restore our democracy to reflect the intended vision of our founding fathers. Previously, she served as the Founder and President of America Speaks, an award-winning nonprofit organ-ization that promoted nonpartisan initiatives to engage citizens and leaders through the development of innovative public policy tools and strategies. During her tenure, America Speaks  engaged more than 165,000 people and hosted events across all 50 states and throughout the world.

Dr. Lukensmeyer served as Consultant to White House Chief of Staff (1993-94) and on the National Performance Review where she steered internal management and oversaw government-wide reforms. She was the Chief of Staff to Ohio Governor Richard F. Celeste from 1986-91, becoming the first woman to serve in this capacity.

She earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University and completed postgraduate training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

Contact: Professor Tara Sethia, Director, Ahimsa Center
(909) 869-3868/3808. Email: ahimsacenter@cpp.edu

co-hosted by the Ahimsa Student Club