A major challenge of our age is the growing fragmentation within civil (and Church) society. The coarsening of political discourse, the turn toward populism, and the growth of protectionist impulses seem to be universal phenomena. We see these trends on every continent. This Task Force will examine how our universities might contribute to changing the tone and tenor of radical and fundamentalist politics in order to advance civil and political cooperation for the common good. The preparation of civic and political leaders with a solid foundation in Catholic Social Teaching might be one way of conceiving how we will meet this urgent need. How can our faculties contribute to the preparation of a political class that is more humane, accepting and vigilant against extremism and violence?