Can ‘Trickle-Up’ Humility Save American Politics?

Humility in Politics panel at the Folger Library in Washington, DC.
Professor of Philosophy and Director of the UConn Humanities Institute Michael Lynch moderates a discussion with panelists Krista Tippett, host of NPR’s On Being, and David Brooks, columnist at the New York Times. Photo by Garrett Hubbard, GH studios.

The UConn Humanities Institute recently convened a panel of prominent media figures in Washington, D.C., to discuss humility in politics. Led by Professor of Philosophy and Institute Director Michael Lynch, it included Krista Tippett, host of NPR’s On Being, and New York Times columnist David Brooks. The event kicked off a three-year research initiative, aptly named The Humility and Conviction in Public Life project, made possible by the Institute and a $5.75 million investment in UConn by the John Templeton Foundation.

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