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Giuliana DeAngelis Giuliana DeAngelis is a member of the class of 2014 in Georgetown's School of Foreign Service and is pursuing a Certificate in Religion, Ethics, and World Affairs. Giuliana is currently studying...
Where do young people come down on questions of faith, values, and public life? How do they relate their values to public policy issues including education, economic inequality, and the environment? These questions, critically important for the 2012 election, are at the center of a campus conversation being organized by the Berkley Center and Georgetown University. This blog features an ongoing conversation about these issues between students selected as Millennial Values Fellows through a national competition. You can read and comment on their blogs here.

To learn more about the project, visit the Campus Conversation on Values page.

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Millennials on Social Media and Politics

November 15, 2012

Millennials on Social Issues and Diversity

November 12, 2012

Hira Baig (Rice) on Why the Presidential Election Matters to Millennials

November 7, 2012

Millennials on Religion and Interfaith Work

November 7, 2012

Ryan Price (Drake) on E Pluribus Duo

November 6, 2012

Mohammad Usman (DePauw) on Unpredictable Millennials

November 5, 2012

Millennials on Affirmative Action Policy

November 3, 2012

Seth Warner (Vassar) on What Happens as the "God Gap" Widens

November 2, 2012

Josina De Raadt (Dordt) on How Social Media Is Like Wii Bowling

October 31, 2012

Zachary Yentzer (Arizona State) on the Next Greatest Generation

October 29, 2012

Brice Ezell (George Fox) on Post-Racial America? Race, Millennials, and the 2012 Election

October 25, 2012

Tyler Bishop (Vanderbilt) on a Future of Hashtags #whatitmeansforus

October 23, 2012

Brice Ezell (George Fox) on How the People Can Heal a “Divided,” Partisan Nation

October 4, 2012

Hira Baig (Rice) on Religion and American Democracy

October 4, 2012

Tyler Bishop (Vanderbilt) on How It’s All About Relatability: Voter Turnout

October 3, 2012

Josina De Raadt (Dordt) on Mistaking Politics for a Hollywood Blockbuster

October 2, 2012

Mohammad Usman (DePauw) on the Internet Solution

October 1, 2012


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Remembering Our Forefathers as We Look to the Future

Candidatesonvalues

November 4, 2011

The recent event “A More Perfect Union: A Dialogue on American Values,” co-sponsored by Georgetown University and the Ford Foundation, provided a venue for discussion amongst a cross-section of leaders from diverse fields such as politics, business, religion, and education. The most essential question considered was, “Can our nation still find common ground to guide public policy decisions as we confront a new set of domestic challenges?”
America has indeed prospered under the tenets of freedom, equality, and democracy set forth by the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. We have become a nation that prides itself on hard work, self-motivation, and visionary leadership. Alongside a country rich in resources and opportunity, these values have promoted productivity and provided America with a blueprint for continued growth and success.

Along with our immense freedom came choices – choices that are reflected in our present state. These decisions are evident in the management of our finances, in the way we communicate with each other, in the way we view our relationships, and in the way we make use of our free time.

Did we, in an attempt to achieve our personal aims, neglect responsibility for our country? Have we allowed our nation to be divided by differences in political views rather than united under the fundamental principles on which our nation was founded? Today our nation suffers from illiteracy, poverty, hunger, and unemployment. We are unequal in wealth, time, power and education. As we look to our value system to solve these problems, we have to first ask ourselves if the meaning of freedom, equality, and democracy can include social responsibility and compromise. In my opinion, it can and it will. As we move forward in confronting domestic challenges, a new generation of voices marked by our determination to seek accountability, cooperation, and social justice will define policymaking discourse.