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New FSU Institute Aims To Separate "Partisan" From "Politics"

FSU Institute for Politics Director Hans Hassell.
Florida State University
FSU Institute for Politics Director Hans Hassell.

The Institute for Politics director says viewpoints from all parts of the political spectrum will be respected.

Is there a way to make political discussions less toxic and divisive? A new institute at Florida State University aims to bring more light than heat to political discourse.
It's called the Florida State University Institute of Politics and its director is Hans Hassell. He insisted it will provide a common ground for people of every political persuasion.

"How do we encourage participation and how individuals understand what government is doing and how it operates so whatever their ideological agendas may be they can understand what sorts of things they need to do to try and advance their views and their opinions and make sure that individuals are heard, no matter what their ideological opinions are."

Hassell is planning lots of discussions, guest speaker presentations and seminars for not only FSU students but also the community at large.

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