Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (via video); and executive editors Dean Baquet of The New York Times and Martin Baron of The Washington Post. TheentertainmentfeaturedTheSlants,aChinese-Americanrockbandthat had recently won a First Amendment case before the U.S. Supreme Court. In opening the second conference, Pittsburgh Foundation President andCEOMaxwellKingsaid:“IfyoutravelledacrossAmericatodayandyou talkedtoathousandpeoplefromeverypoliticalpersuasion,andyouasked them what most defines America, nearly all of them would say ‘freedom.’ The problem is that people don’t understand that the First Amendment is the linchpin in protecting that freedom.” ▪ O T H E R Q U O T E S H I G H L I G H T I N G T O P I C S F R O M T H E T W O C O N F E R E N C E S F R E E D O M O F R E L I G I O N Only 45 percent of Americans have met a Muslim. Our entire identity … is determined by journalists. WASIULLAH (WASI) MOHAMED * Executive Director, The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh F R E E D O M O F P R E S S The media landscape has shifted in such a way as to shorten the time for deliberation. Unfortunately, that has created a situation in which people will employ technology to intentionally distort the conversation and to undermine the credibility of facts and legitimate actors in that environment. This is a tremendous threat to democracy. JUAN WILLIAMS ** Fox News Contributor * CONFERENCE I June 21–22, 2018 ** CONFERENCE II October 21–22, 2018 6 CIVIL DISCOURSE IN UNCIVIL TIMES