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Mon 17

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT

APS Discussion Group: Is America As Divided As It Seems

American Public Square

Location: In Person

In the next event in our APS Discussion Group series, we will tackle the ongoing issue: Is America as divided as it seems? Oxford University graduate student and APS Member, Ryan Bernsten, took a 23,000-mile journey through all 50 states of his home country to answer that question. “50 States of Mind: A Journey to Rediscover American Democracy” is a work of narrative travel non-fiction in the style of Alexis de Tocqueville that takes readers on a long and winding journey through all 50 states to explore the complexities of today’s America. Leading with the desire to listen and overcome our preconceived notions, 50 States of Mind asks how we can infuse humanity and nuance back into political conversations to keep our democracy strong. The companion podcast “50 States of Mind,” featured in Condé Nast Traveler, showcases live interviews from the journey and is available on all podcast platforms.