Marian University to host pre-symposium event, February 10

February 23, 2016

FOND DU LAC, Wis. — Marian University will be hosting a pre-academic symposium event, “Clash of Extremes: A Political Perspective” on Wednesday, February 10 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Sadoff Auditorium in the Stayer Center.The event will feature keynote speaker Jennifer Garner, regional representative for U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. During the presentation, Garner will discuss the impact that extreme viewpoints have on decision-making and public policy by addressing such questions as “What makes a position or belief extreme?” “Can some extremes, over time, become the norm?” “Is it better to work toward a compromise or hold fast to principles?” and “What extremes are harmful or helpful?” Topics related to these questions and public policy will provide examples of how citizens can navigate our way through a variety of perceived extremes.Garner has worked as an advocate and lobbyist for more than 30 years in Michigan and Wisconsin. Participants will learn, discuss, debate, understand and reflect upon “Clash of Extremes: Is our world big enough for all of us?” at Marian University’s 13th Academic Symposium. This pre-symposium event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit