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Thu 3

June 3, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

Citizenship & Crises: How can we address multiple crises at the same time? A conversation with Dr. Christopher Nichols


Location: Online

At SAGE, we raise awareness about urgent crises that if left unaddressed will lead to dangerous outcomes for present and future generations.

What responsibilities do we have when confronting any crisis? Do we have special obligations to each other and to the public? How can we respond to compounding crises happening at the same time? Can the very need to sacrifice in tough times enable our country to bridge divides when multiple crises might otherwise tear us apart?

Join SAGE on June 3 for a special presentation and conversation to explore these questions with highly respected author and historian, Dr. Chris McKnight Nichols. Professor Nichols will discuss how Americans have responded in times of crisis. Drawing lessons from history, he will point to times when various crises have caused Americans to set aside their differences, make sacrifices, and work together to create opportunity for future generations to thrive.


Christopher McKnight Nichols is an Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Sandy and Elva Sanders Eminent Professor in the Honors College, and director of the Oregon State University Center for the Humanities. He founded OSU’s Citizenship and Crisis Initiative. A regular speaker on TV and radio, Nichols is an expert on U.S. and world politics and foreign relations. Click to learn about Dr. Nichols.

This event is offered through the SAGE Citizen Project. Through our project, we offer educational initiatives to build bridges between people who hold diverse views in order to solve public problems together.