10:00 am EST - 12:00 pm EST

Past Event

Veterans and democracy: Bridging divides and strengthening civic knowledge

Monday, November 06, 2023

10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW
Washington, DC

The rise of deep political polarization, in tandem with a concerning decline in civics knowledge, poses substantial challenges to American democracy and national security. In this climate, military veterans can play a critical role in fostering an atmosphere of collaboration. Leveraging their unique perspectives, leadership experiences, and steadfast commitment to safeguarding American democracy, veterans are well-positioned to bridge political divides, enhance public awareness of civic duties, and protect election integrity.

On November 6, the Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology at Brookings hosted a two-panel discussion that spotlighted veterans’ instrumental role in bettering America’s current civic and political landscape.

Online viewers submitted questions via e-mail to [email protected] or via Twitter/X @BrookingsFP using #Veterans.

Registration is required to attend an event in person and guests at Brookings are required to attest to their state of health before attending. Visitors may not enter the building if they are feeling ill for any reason, have any symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19, or have tested positive for COVID-19 at any time in the preceding 5 days or longer in accordance with current CDC guidance, or have been advised by their healthcare professional or otherwise to not enter any space where some persons may not be vaccinated.