Political Discourse International Webinar


Strengthening Democracy and Reconciliation

through Ethical and Respectful Political Discourse

Tuesday, 25th January 2022

12 noon (GMT) 13h00 CET (Brussels)

  • How critical is ethical and respectful political discourse to the future of democracy? To the future of Europe? To building reconciliation locally and globally?

  • What policy and regulatory frameworks and what policy initiatives and networks support more ethical and respectful political discourse?

  • How can ethical and respectful political discourse be the norm and what role do political parties, civil society and the media have in this regard?

  • Perspectives from the EU, US and UK will share their experiences and knowledge

    and lead a discussion on how to strengthen democracy and the conditions for reconciliation

    through the practice of ethical and respectful political discourse.

    Speakers & Moderator

    Dubravka Šuica

    European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography

    Timothy J. Shaffer

    Associate Professor, Kansas State University and Director, National Institute for Civil Discourse

    Su Moore

    Chief Executive, Jo Cox Foundation


    Tony Connelly

    RTE Europe Correspondent

    About the Glencree / Hume Foundation Political Discourse Project

    Both the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (www.glencree.ie) and the John & Pat Hume Foundation (www.humefoundation.org) work to reflect and promote values of respect for diversity, inclusion, dialogue and reconciliation.

    Our focus on public political discourse derives from a concern about the nature and impact of negative politics. This includes a concern about:

    • the public’s trust in elected representatives and the political process
    • the public’s engagement in politics and in particular the engagement of young people, women, minority ethnic groups and others who remain under-represented
    • the furtherance of democracy and reconciliation on the island of Ireland and across Europe.

    For Information:

    Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation

    Joan O’Flynn

    M: 00 353 (87) 905 1514


    John and Pat Hume Foundation

    Tim Attwood

    M: 00 44 7802 279939