Diana Hess, senior vice-president at the Spencer Foundation and professor of social studies in education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, delivered this year’s Brodie Family Lecture on “The Challenges of Civic Education in a Time of Political Polarization” in Kresge Auditorium on Oct. 16. An experienced high school social studies teacher, Hess is the author of Controversy in the Classroom: The Democratic Power of Discussion and the forthcoming The Political Classroom: Ethics and Evidence in Democratic Education.