Thursday Keynote Speaker - “Fact, Fiction, and Evidence: The State of Planning in the Current Political Climate”

APA Minnesota Chapter


Thursday, September 28, 2017
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CDT

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Planning is evidence-based, both in theory and application, and it lives in a world that believes in truth and knowledge. Yet we increasingly live in a partisan and polarized world of alternative facts, social media, and denial that global warming exists. How can planners do their job in a world that appears increasingly hostile to the very premises and conditions upon which our field exists? Professor David Schultz will discuss the challenges planning and planners face in the age of Trump, offering arguments for the continued relevance of truth, facts, and knowledge in a world that contests their existence.


David Schultz

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David Schultz is a Hamline University Professor of Political Science who teaches across a wide-range of American politics classes including public policy and administration, campaigns and elections, and government ethics. A three-time Fulbright scholar who has taught extensively in Europe, and the winner of the national Leslie A. Whittington award ... Read More

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