What ever happened to compromise? National Constitution Center hosts a conversation with Amy Gutmann

Wed, 05/02/2012

May 2, 2012

Penn President Amy Gutmann and co-author Dennis Thompson, professor of political science at Harvard University, discussed “What ever happened to compromise?” at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. More than 200 people attended the event and book signing. Andrea Mitchell (C’67), Penn Trustee and anchor of NBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” moderated the lively conversation which outlined several key reasons why compromise seems to have become so much more difficult in our democracy—and why it’s more important now than ever in order to move the country forward. Gutmann and Thompson recently released a book on this topic entitled “The Spirit of Compromise: Why Governing Demands It and Campaigning Undermines It”.

Video of the discussion

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