Sept. 11: Congressmen to focus on ‘Reviving Civility’ at Ruckelshaus Center luncheon

Former U.S. Congressmen Mickey Edwards and Dan Glickman (l-r)

SEATTLE – “Reviving Civility” will be discussed by former U.S. Congressman Mickey Edwards (R-OK) and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Congressman Dan Glickman (D-KS) at a private luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

The two leaders are board members for the National Institute for Civil Discourse (NICD), a nonpartisan center for advocacy, research and policy. NICD Director Carolyn Lukensmeyer will provide remarks and lead a discussion with Edwards and Glickman about what civil discourse means, why it is important, and how to revive civility at the local, state and national levels.

The Ruckelshaus Center is a joint effort of Washington State University and the University of Washington, Its mission is to tap university expertise to foster effective, durable and collaborative solutions to public policy challenges. The center hosts the annual Chairman’s Circle Luncheon to thank its most dedicated supporters and to build awareness of the value and possibilities of collaboration. Individual tickets or table sponsorships can be purchased from the center’s website.

Members of the media are invited to attend and cover the event.


  • Terri Gu, event coordinator, Ruckelshaus Center, 206-219-2418,

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