Gov. Haslam, 2 Former Governors Headline Civility Forum

Gov. Bill Haslam will be joined by former governors Phil Bredesen and Don Sundquist to headline a public forum on civility and effective governance sponsored by the TBA on Feb. 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Knoxville. The event, the third in a series of forums held across the state, will explore how issues of civility play out in the political and public policy arena by focusing on the service of former U.S. Senator and Ambassador Howard H. Baker Jr. Memphis lawyer Bill Haltom, who is writing a book about Baker, will moderate the discussion. The forum will take place in the Toyota Auditorium of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee. The Baker Center, the University of Tennessee College of Law and the First Amendment Center are co-sponsors of the program, which is made possible by a grant from the American Bar Association Division for Public Education and the National Endowment for the Humanities.