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May 6, 2021

IOP@FSU Discussion with Senator Angus King

Join the IOP@FSU for a discussion with Senator Angus King (I-Maine) hosted by IOP undergraduate fellows and IOP Director Hans Hassell focused on public service, bipartisanship, and civility in politics. Senator Angus King is one of two independents in the U.S. Senate and has represented the State of Maine since 2013. Prior to becoming a US Senator, he served as Governor of Maine, also as an independent, between 1995 and 2003.

April 22, 2021

Political Civility: Encouraging Problem Solving

The IOP@FSU is excited to host Margaret White, Executive Director of No Labels, and former Senator Joe Lieberman (D-CT), in an event moderated by the Honorable Al Cardenas. Their discussion will highlight the importance of bipartisanship and political civility and focus on how we can encourage problem solving in a polarized Congress and in our own local communities.


The IOP@FSU Unveils Its First Episode of ‘Politics in the Sunshine’ with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Our new podcast series, Politics in the Sunshine, is moderated by former Republican Party of Florida Chair and Florida State University adjunct faculty member Al Cardenas. Our first guest is former Florida Governor Jeb Bush who was first elected to office in 1998, serving two terms in office through January 2007.

February 18, 2021

Why We Need Intellectual Humility in the 21st Century

Join the IOP@FSU for a public talk with Lonna Rae Atkeson on intellectual humility. With a fragmented media world and a polarized America, we need intellectual humility more than ever. Intellectual humility has to do with understanding the limits of one’s knowledge.

January 28, 2021

Rising to the Challenge of Covering Politics in the Current Political Environment

The IOP@FSU Celebrate Civility speaker series presents public affairs and crisis communications specialist Jill Zuckman of SKDK and Kristian Denny Todd, co-founder of Maverick Strategies, discussing how changes in the media and politics have affected the relationships between politicians and the press and how it affects press coverage in the current political climate.