A speaker series focused on bringing together public servants for civil, respectful, and productive conversations.


The Center’s “Bipartisanship (and Friendship) Happen!” series, brings pairs of accomplished and dedicated public officials together to talk about their determination to extend the ties of shared enterprise and friendship across the divisions of recent times.

The Center started this series because it believes that the tensions of our time put a premium on seizing every opportunity for civil, respectful, and productive conversations. Polarization in national civic culture has a long history, a fact that cannot provide much consolation or comfort to Americans. While many of the events in this series feature Coloradans, they will also include regional and national participants.

David Skaggs and Scott McInnis

May 21, 2021

Diana DeGette and Fred Upton

May 10, 2021

University of Colorado President, Mark Kennedy & University of Massachusetts President, Marty Meehan

April 15, 2021

An evening with Congressman Bob Beauprez and Senator Mark Udall

December 10, 2019