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June 29, 2018 at 3:12 pm

OHIO Today Quotes Trauschweizer on Baker Peace Conference’s 30 Years

OHIO Today marked the 30th anniversary of the Baker Peace Conference with a story headline “Daring to dialogue.”

The theme for the 2018 Baker Peace Conference on March 22 and 23 was “Populism, the Press, and the Election of 2016.”

The keynote speakers and panelists examined the upsurge of populism during the 2016 presidential election in the United States as well as elsewhere in the world.

The conference is co-sponsored by the Baker Peace Studies Program and the Contemporary History Institute.

The keynote address is by Ken P. Stern, CEO and co-founder of Palisades Media Ventures. Stern was formerly CEO of National Public Radio. He is author of Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right.

Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer

Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer

OHIO Today talked to Dr. Ingo Trauschweizer, Associate Professor & Director of Contemporary History Institute, and quoted Stern:

“We [did not address] the man or really even the election,” Trauschweizer says. “We [addressed] the divide in the country and the disconnect that exists even with all the means of communication we have.”

…“Since the beginning of time the human race has organized ourselves by tribes. Cultures and people that are nearly identical still manage to hate each other,” said Stern. “It’s easy to hate people we think are so different than us; it’s harder once you realize you share common ground.”

Read more in OHIO Today.

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