Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age

Date: November 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Presented by David H. Aldrich, ’75, Speaker Forum in Law, Justice and Society and the Gerald R. Ford Institute for Leadership in Public Policy and Service.

Alexander Heffner
Host of The Open Mind on PBS | Journalist and Civil Educator

Alexander is the host of The Open Mind on PBS. He has covered American politics, civic life and Millennials since the 2008 presidential campaign. His work has been profiled in The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Variety, Medium, and on NBC News, MSNBC, C-SPAN, CNN, BBC and NY1, among other media outlets. His essays, reviews and op-eds have appeared in TIME, Reuters, RealClearPolitics, NYT's Room for Debate, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe, among other publications. He was the political director for WHRB 95.3 FM and host of The Political Arena. A native New Yorker, he is a graduate of Andover and Harvard.

Albion College Bobbitt Auditorium

Albion College Bobbitt Auditorium

David H. Aldrich served as a trial lawyer and Chairman of the Litigation Practice Group at the law firm of Foster, Swift, Collins and Smith, P. C. in Lansing, MI. Prior to joining the firm he graduated from Albion College in 1975 and from Washington and Lee School of Law in 1978. David was selected for several years to be included in the nationwide publication "Best Lawyers in America" and was a fellow in the International Society of Barristers. David was a member of the American Bar Association, the Ingham County Bar Association, a fellow in the Michigan Bar Association, and a member of the Michigan Defense Trial Counsel. He was involved in many charitable and community activities. David was an Eagle Scout and received the Huron District Award of Merit for his service to support the scouting movement. David is often remembered for his easy smile, optimistic outlook, his legal acumen and as one of the nicest guys in the world by his friends, colleagues and loved ones.