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LSA Honors Stowe Lecture Series Presents: Jane Coaston

Polarized America: Lessons from Sports
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
5:00-6:30 PM
Amphitheater Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.) Map
Please join the LSA Honors Program on Tuesday, February 15 at 5:00 pm (EST) in the Rackham Amphitheater.

Polarized America: Lessons from Sports

The polarization of American politics isn't new (remember the Civil War?), but the ways in which our culture, media, and perceptions of one another have become increasingly siloed is. Despite an increasingly national (and international) culture, it's easy to stay within our own political, social, economic and cultural box. But sports can cut across siloes in unexpected ways (while creating new ones). So what can sports teach us about how to depolarize America -- or, does sports tell us that depolarization is not an option? New York Times podcast host, writer and Very Online sports person Jane Coaston will try to explain.

Jane Coaston is the host of "The Argument." Previously, she was a senior politics reporter at Vox with a focus on conservatism and the GOP. Her work has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, NPR, and in National Review, the Washington Post, the Ringer, and ESPN Magazine, among others. In addition, she is a former resident fellow at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics. She attended the University of Michigan and lives in Washington, D.C.

Interested in attending in person? No registration is needed.

Rackham Amphitheater, 4th floor:

915 E Washington St

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Covid Policies:

All guests must remain masked throughout the event and complete a ResponsiBLUE health screening questionnaire in order to attend. You will be asked to show proof of survey completion, which will appear as a green check mark at the end of the questionnaire.

More information about directions, parking, the ResponsiBLUE questionnaire, and live streaming can be found here:
Building: Rackham Graduate School (Horace H.)
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: #Honors Program, Honors Program, Political Science
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