Alfred Montero • Political Science

24 February 2022

Alfred Montero, Frank B. Kellogg Professor of Political Science

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After a long, divisive presidential race, escalating tension between students on opposite (or even the same) sides of the political spectrum seemed almost inevitable. But political science professor Al Montero saw an opportunity to find common ground and encourage open, critical thought from all angles.

“Higher ed is built for these kinds of conversations. This is our job as teachers, to get intentional about creating these occasions and spaces — to encourage a framework that is welcoming to everybody. We have to broaden the discussion to include multiple viewpoints. We have to reduce fear in the room.”

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