The Hub: SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins launches university debate initiative

The Hub At JHU recently wrote about the announcement of a new university debate initiative by SNF Agora Institute that aims to model the habits and virtues of reasoned debate across different perspectives, and the possibilities for finding common ground amid disagreement.

“For many young people, college is the first time they will live and study alongside people whose backgrounds and beliefs differ significantly from their own,” Johns Hopkins University President Ron Daniels said. “As universities, we should be modeling the art of substantive, respectful disagreement and debate. With this new initiative, the SNF Agora will help to infuse our campus with that spirit, and I am excited to see the conversations it will inspire.”

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