Restoring Respect

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2013 Spring Conference

Restoring Respect - 3rd Annual Conference Restoring Civility to Civic Dialogue

“Creating A Culture of Civility”


Joan Kroc Institute For Peace and Justice
The University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA


Friday, March 21, 2014
Registration: 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Conference: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Garden of the Sky Plaza
Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

Registration and Cost:

Free attendance and parking. Register online.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer

Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse

Dr. Lukensmeyer previously served as Founder and President of AmericaSpeaks, an award-winning nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C. that promotes nonpartisan initiatives to engage citizens and leaders through the development of innovative public policy tools and strategies. During her tenure, AmericaSpeaks has engaged more than 165,000 people and has 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.


Opening Remarks:

Reverend George Walker Smith

Reverend George Walker Smith, Founder, Catfish Club of San Diego

Constance Carroll, Ph.D.

Andrew T. Allen, Ph.D., Vice President and Provost and Professor of Economics, University of San Diego

Constance Carroll, Ph.D.

Constance Carroll, Ph.D., Chancellor, San Diego Community College District

Constance Carroll, Ph.D.

Cindy Marten, Superintendent San Diego Unified School District


Jerry Sanders

Jerry Sanders, President/CEO San Diego Chamber of Commerce, Former Mayor of San Diego

Richard Barrera

Richard Barrera, Secretary/Treasurer, San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council & Member San Diego Unified Board of Education

Thella Bowens

Thella Bowens, President & CEO San Diego Airport Authority

Scott Lewis

Scott Lewis, CEO Voice of San Diego

Martin Carcasso, Ph.D.

Martin Carcasson, Ph.D., Director of the Center For Public Deliberation, Colorado State University



Carl Luna, Ph.D.

Carl Luna, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, San Diego Mesa College




Register online today!