Alexander Heffner Lecture
The Future of Civil Discourse:An exploration of the Millennial citizen, the space of old and new media, and the character of our politics.
Alexander is host of The Open Mind on PBS. He has covered American politics, civic life and the Millennial vote since the 2008 presidential campaign and reported extensively on youth engagement. His writing has appeared in leading newspapers and magazines and his analysis has been featured on nationally broadcast media outlets. He founded and edited the first-ever online national student newspapers covering the 2008 presidential campaign and the first year of the Obama presidency and also directed a nonprofit initiative for which he taught civic education/journalism in under-served New York City classrooms.