Vince Nguyen Workshop Presenter
Vince is currently a software engineer working in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Vince graduated from Purdue University in 2015, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Science. Vince came to the United States in 2007 looking for a better education and a brighter future. Topics that Vince cares deeply about include civil rights and social action, education, environment, science and technology.
The Lost Art of Democratic Debate
Strong democracies require civil discussion and debate. As a country, we need to once again regain that ability to have a democratic argument. The attendees of this workshop will learn of the need for civil discussion in today’s society, have their views challenged and, perhaps, their perspective changed. This workshop does not aim to push attendees to reach an agreement. Instead, it aims to have attendees look at opposing sides as real human beings with real human moralities – a mindset that is essential to Asian Americans to shatter stereotypes and engage in dialogues with other communities.