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Redeeming Hope in Public Life: "Building Community Leadership in Portland and Across the Nation"
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 8:30am to Tuesday, October 18, 2005 - 10:00am

The Center for Academic Excellence presents the Civic Engagement Breakfast on Redeeming Hope in Public Life: "Building Community Leadership in Portland and Across the Nation."

When: 8:30-10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 18th, 2005
Where: Room 338 Smith Memorial Student (1825 SW Broadway)
RSVP: Light breakfast will be provided, so please RSVP to the Center for Academic Excellence at 503-725-5642 or Note, space is limited.
Cost: Free and open to the public.

Featuring: Richard C. Harwood, Author of "Hope Unraveled: The People's Retreat and Our Way Back" and President of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, Washington, D.C.

"The conventional wisdom driving today's politics and public life is dead wrong," says Harwood after 15 years of research and work with dozens of communities across America. His new book, /Hope Unraveled: The People's Retreat and Our Way Back/, published in partnership with the Kettering Foundation, lays bare the distorted realities of a nation divided. Harwood can and will tell us things we NEED TO KNOW about revitalizing our culture of engagement.

Also in this discussion, Harwood will:
- Discuss his evolving national research agenda focusing on enhancing community governance supported by Kettering and other national leaders.
- Share insights from over two decades of community development work.
- Interact with participants about how higher education, civic leaders, and citizens can "find our way back" to building a strong democracy. For more on Rich Harwood, see:


- PSU's Center for Academic Excellence (CAE)
- PSU's Center for Public Participation
- The Office of Portland Mayor Tom Potter
- City of Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement
- Corporation for National & Community Service: Learn & Serve America.