Gerald R. Ford Leadership Forum

Can There Be Civic Friendship?


18 Feb 2023    
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Gerald R. Ford Museum
303 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI, 49504
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Is Civic Friendship Possible? Ever since Aristotle described politics as a mode of civic friendship, political thinkers and actors have adopted it as the model for organizing political life. But is friendship the best analogy for understanding political life? What are the limitations of the model, and are there more useful models for us to consider?


Registration is not required but is highly encouraged.