This Civility Tour Map is a visual representation of the nineteen months NEH Chairman Jim Leach spent completing his promised Civility Tour, visiting every state in the nation to raise public awareness with the message that “polarizing attitudes can jeopardize social cohesion and even public safety.”
Civility Tour Map
2012 Civility Tour Destinations
Iowa City: Speech/ panel discussion
Speech/ panel discussion, University of Iowa Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
Remarks and roundtable discussion, Arizona Humanities Council
2011 Civility Tour Destinations
Hawaii Music and Book Festival
Hawaii Music and Book Festival, Hawaii Council for the Humanities, civility address.
Hawaii: University of Hawaii, Centennial
University of Hawaii, centennial commencement address
Commencement Address, Alaska Pacific University
Lecture, Clinton School of Public Service
Remarks, Huntington Museum of Art
Address, "Civility in a Fractured Society," Culture Center
Talk on civility with Nina Simon, Connecticut Historical Society
Lecture, "Words Do Matter," Kentucky Humanities Council
Address/ panel discussion, "Conversation About Politics, Sportsmanship and Civility," Nevada Humanities Council
Remarks, "Civility and Democracy" event at National Constitution Center
Civility Address, 17th Festival of the Book, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Remarks and panel discussion, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Civility Address, Annual Atkins Lecture Series, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Schiffman Lecture on Ethics in Society, Columbia College
Speech, Symposium on Friendship and Civility, Messiah College
Project Humanities: Humanities at the Crossroads, Arizona State University
A Looming Crisis in the Humanities, College Arts Association annual conferece
Address, Vermont House of Representatives, State Senate Chambers
2010 Civility Tour Destinations
Chicago: Humanities Festival
Humanities Festival, remarks and panel discussion with the President of Northwestern University.
Fortnightly Club, civility address.
Delaware State University, speech.
Federation of State Humanities Councils annual meeting, speech.
Rice University, Humanities Research Center, speech
Austin: Humanities Texas
Humanities Texas, speech.
University of Texas, speech.
Oklahoma City University, panel discussion. Oklahoma City University, speech.
University of Wisconsin, Center for Civic Engagement, panel discussion.
Montclair Art Museum, speech.
Southern Festival of Books, speech/panel discussion. Vanderbilt University, speech.
Eric Sevareid Symposium, speech.
Metropolitan State University, speech.
University of South Dakota, Neuharth Media Center, forum.
Black Hills State University, forum.
St. Ambrose University, speech.
Indianapolis Museum of Art, panel discussion on civility.
Indianapolis: Conseco Fieldhouse
Conseco Fieldhouse, NCAA and Indianapolis Colts, “Civility and Sports” talk and panel discussion.
Indiana University, civility address.
Duke University/Nasher Art Museum/National Humanities Center, address.
Buffalo Bill Historical Center, speech. Northwest Community College, “A Conversation with NEH Chairman James A. Leach” discussion.
Montana State University, “Civility in a Fractured Society” speech and luncheon remarks for the board and staff of MSU Billings.
Billings: Humanities Montana
Western Heritage Center/Humanities Montana, speech.
Lawrence: Dole Institute of Politics
Dole Institute of Politics, address.
Kansas University/Hall Center for the Humanities, address.
Colorado Humanities Council/High Plains Chautauqua, address.
Denver Forum, civility address.
Alabama Foundation for the Humanities/Samford University, civility address.
New York Humanities Council, civility address.
Community Foundation/Interfaith Alliance/Drake University, address.
Des Moines: Iowa Legal Aid Foundation
Iowa Legal Aid Foundation, Justice After Hours address.
Providence: Rhode Island Humanities Council
Rhode Island Humanities Council, address.
Rhode Island School of Design, talk.
Providence: Providence Art Club
Providence: Brown University
Brown University, address.
University of Maryland, History Day address.
Boise: Idaho Humanities Council
Idaho Humanities Council/Cecil D. Andrus Center for Public Policy, address.
Portland: Oregon Business Association
Oregon Business Association Legislative Program, address.
Portland: Oregon Humanities Council, June
Oregon Humanities Council, reception remarks.
Idaho Humanities Council, luncheon remarks and dinner remarks.
Salt Lake City: Westminster College
Westminster College, “Let Your Speech Be Always With Grace” commencement address.
Salt Lake City
Annual Human Ties Award, address.
LaGrange College, “Let Your Gentleness Be Known” commencement address.
Civility Address, Louisiana Humanities Council
Savannah College of Art & Design, “Jurisprudence and the Humanities” speech.
Philadelphia: American Council of Learned Societies
American Council of Learned Societies, annual meeting.
Miami-Dade County College, “With Civility for Each, and Respect for All: Making America a Hate-Free Nation” commencement address.
Washington, DC: Cosmos Club
Cosmos Club, speech.
Massachusetts Legislature Cultural Caucus, discussion.
American Antiquarian Society, “Uncivil Discourse: A Conversation with Jim Leach and Jill Lepore” panel discussion.
University of Pennsylvania, David & Lyn Silfen University Forum, panel discussion.
Rutgers University, Conference on Cultural Heritage Now, “Civility in a Fractured Society” keynote speech.
University of California, Davis, Chancellor’s Colloquium Lecture
University of California, Los Angeles, lecture.
Santa Clara University, Regan Lecture
Lecture, University of Arizona
Washington, DC: Aspen Institute
Remarks and roundtable discussion, Aspen Institute
Civility in a Fractured Society, John Brademas Center The democratic seed that popped so briefly up on a rocky peninsula facing the Mediterranean Sea incuba
Address, Ashland University, John Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs
Civility in a Fractured Society, Princeton University
Address, University of Iowa
Portland: Oregon Humanities Council
Address, Oregon Humanities Council
Reception and talk, Washington state capitol building
Roundtable Discussion, University of Wisconsin
The Tensions Between Speaking and Listening: Democracy versus Oligarchy The concept of civility implies politeness, but civil discourse is about more than g
Civility Address, Levine Museum of the New South
Civility Address, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Address to Association of Art Museum Directors
Civility Address, The Village Square
2009 Civility Tour Destinations
Remarks, Maine Humanities Council
Remarks to Heads of Arts & Cultural Institutions
Address, New Hampshire Humanities Council
Bridging Cultures Civilization requires civility. Words matter.
With Malice Toward None An important aspect of my job is to make clear that while there is a cost to all government programs, little can be mor