Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is please to announce that the Center for Statesmanship, Law and Liberty (Center) will hold its 5th Annual Symposium “Incivility and Political Dysfunction:  What Can We Do About It?”on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Institute of Technology, Ingle Auditorium. Dr. Carol Lukensmeyer, Executive Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse will keynote the symposium.

Dr. Carolyn J. Lukensmeyer is the Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse

Dr. 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.

Dr. Lukensmeyer previously served as Founder and President of AmericaSpeaks, an award-winning nonprofit organization that promoted nonpartisan initiatives to engage citizens and leaders through the development of innovative public policy tools and strategies. During her tenure, AmericaSpeaks engaged more than 165,000 people and hosted events across all 50 states and throughout the world. Dr. Lukensmeyer formerly served as Consultant to the White House Chief of Staff from 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 PhD in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University and has completed postgraduate training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.

The Center is directed by Joseph R. Fornieri, Professor of Political Science at RIT and seeks to promote an understanding of the crucial role of statesmanship in founding, perpetuating, and enhancing a free society under the rule of law.