Posts Tagged 'Jim Leach'

Leach to lead discussions on civility in public discourse

Leach to lead discussions on civility in public discourse

Adding further depth to this week’s theme of “Government and the Search for the Common Good,” Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, will be holding two additional sessions this week to augment his 10:45 a.m. Monday lecture.

At 3:30 p.m. today in the Athenaeum Hotel Parlor, Leach will lead a Town Hall-style meeting, opening up the discussion of the topic at hand for a more advanced dialogue with Chautauquans.

Leach: Respect is key to social discourse, common good

Leach: Respect is key to social discourse, common good

Former U.S. Rep. Jim Leach said that in order for the government to strive for the common good, politicians and the country as a whole must learn to respect others enough to see through their eyes.

“If we don’t try to understand and to respect others, how can we expect them to respect us, our values and our way of life?” Leach said.