Cross-boundary dialogue on hot-button political issues
Common Ground is a multi-format program to help prepare students for active citizenship. Designed to explore cross-boundary political thought and complex social issues, Common Ground brings highly respected thought leaders to the Hamilton campus to participate in small classroom dialogues and large event discussions. Topics intertwined with the College’s curriculum are chosen to foster critical thinking and holistic examination of difficult and often contentious national and global policy issues.
Author, foreign policy expert, and Washington Post columnist Max Boot joined Professors Ty Seidule and Maurice Isserman to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine on Oct. 25. This event was an installment of the College’s Common Ground series, which aims to explore diverse political opinions, address complex social issues, and foster active, informed citizenship within the student body and Hamilton community.
Christina Romer, a professor of economics at University of California, Berkeley, and former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under the Obama administration, engaged in a dialogue with Greg Mankiw, a Harvard University professor of economics and former chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President George W. Bush.
Condoleezza Rice and Susan Rice
Jim Messina and Reince Priebus
Mike Dubke ’92 and Marc Elias ’90
David Axelrod and Karl Rove
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