Spirited debate, engaging conversation, and intellectual exploration are central features of the college campus experience. Students should be encouraged to learn with and from each other, respectfully challenging each other’s arguments and critically exploring a range of topics. But in today’s polarized political climate, conversation and dialogue across differences can often be difficult to navigate.

To help campuses and students facilitate these difficult conversations effectively, we’ve compiled the following resources:

Guides for Facilitating Effective Dialogue and Discussion

For Students

Specific Programs in Higher Education 

The examples below highlight campus programs which teach and facilitate dialogue across differences. 

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