TISCH COLLEGE OF CIVIC LIFE BULLETIN | November 2018

Tisch College Research Informs Conversation on Youth Voting Ahead of Midterms 

A recent feature from Tufts Magazine highlights how research and scholarship from Tisch College’s Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), and Institute for Democracy & Higher Education (IDHE), have been shaping youth voter engagement efforts across the country.

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Exclusive CIRCLE Poll on Youth Engagement in the 2018 Elections
An exclusive pre-election poll of youth (ages 18-24) from our researchers found that 34% of young people say they’re “extremely likely” to vote tomorrow—an unusually high figure for a midterm cycle. Our research also finds that young people are three times more likely to protest than in 2016, and that 80% of them believe their generation has the power to create change.

Read more at CIRCLE’s 2018 Election Center


Bill McKibben: The Way to Save the Planet

As part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series, we recently hosted renowned environmental leader Bill McKibben for a conversation about activism, global warming, and what we can all do to advance the fight for climate justice. His advice: to be less of an individual and more of a citizen, joining with others in movements that can affect large-scale policy change.

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Terry McAuliffe: Fighting for Principles

Former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, a recent guest of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series, spoke with the Tufts community about his career in politics, his accomplishments as governor of a politically diverse state, and the state of American politics. He also encouraged young people to serve, vote, and engage in democracy.

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Tisch College Speakers Talk Guns, Trauma, and Healing at Recent Events

This month we were pleased to host other outstanding guest speakers for conversations on some of the most pressing issues in our communities. Reverend Liz Walker and Dr. John Rich discussed their approaches to addressing trauma in communities of color, while visiting instructor Steve Israel and alumna Sarah Ullman, spoke about efforts to combat gun violence.


Join us for Upcoming Events
We’re excited to welcome exceptional leaders to campus in the coming weeks. Join us on:
– November 15: Republican Strategist Ana Navarro
– November 27: Microfinance pioneer Vikram Akula
– November 28: Former Secretary of State John Kerry
– December 3: Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey

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