Institute of American Civics
Institute of American Civics Sponsors Leadership Knoxville Luncheon Keynote Address with Michele Moody-Adams
Every year, Leadership Knoxville brings together community leaders for a 10-month, hands-on experience that provides the participants an opportunity to learn more about the community, its history, opportunities, and challenges. As a skills-building program, it gives community leaders new perspectives and connections by exploring local government, education, economic development, and the arts.
On Tuesday, May 16 the Institute of American Civics Board of Fellows and the Leadership Knoxville Board of Directors will host the Leadership Knoxville Class of 2023 for a reception at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.
During the reception, Baker Center Executive Director Marianne Wanamaker will speak with the 14th Annual Luncheon keynote speaker Michele Moody-Adams for a fireside chat. Moody-Adams is the Joseph Straus Professor of Political Philosophy and Legal Theory at Columbia University, where she served as Dean of Columbia College and Vice President for Undergraduate Education from 2009-2011. She has written widely on democratic disagreement, civil discourse, free speech on campuses, academic freedom, and the moral imperative of studying history. Joining Wanamaker and Moody-Adams for the discussion will be the first executive director of the Institute of American Civics, Josh Dunn.
At the 14th Annual Leadership Luncheon on May 17, more than 1,000 community leaders and members will come together to connect and engage on how to move Knoxville forward and celebrate the Class of 2023. At the luncheon, Wanamaker will have a discussion with Moody-Adams on the current state of American civic life and politics, and how we might overcome our challenges.
Recommended Works by Michele Moody-Adams:
Making Space for Justice: Social Movements, Collective Imagination, and Political Hope
Reviewing Democracy: 21st Century Challenges
Democratic Conflict and the Political Morality of Compromise
Is There a “Safe Space” for Academic Freedom?