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Monday, April 19, 2021 - 10:00am

In this fourth episode of Depolarizing America, hosted by Matt Simonson, SciCourt examines the sociology and political science of service programs. Jess Jurcek interviews David Ashley, a member of the science team, to discuss the sociological effects of service programs. Hannah Ihekoronye talks with army member and former Science Court student podcaster Luke Diamond about his experience in the military and thoughts on public service.

The University of Minnesota Science Court students are researching and debating whether mandatory service programs could work to create more political and racial harmony in the United States. This semester’s Science Court trial is on April 24, starting a 9 a.m. If you’re interested in attending virtually, register for webinar details at

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