Oct 12, 2022

1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT

Free for Campus Compact members




Campus Compact

How can educators use civil discourse to address increasing polarization and free speech controversies on campus? Drawing on lessons from Creating Space for Democracy (Stylus/Campus Compact/AAC&U), this session will introduce various methods of dialogue and deliberation, including case study examples from leading dialogue practitioners. Participants will leave this session with ideas and practices for promoting free spaces for civil discourse in classroom, student life, and community settings.


  • Nicholas Longo, Campus Compact Deliberative Dialogue Fellow, Professor in the Department of Global Studies & Faculty Fellow for Engaged Scholarship with the Center for Teaching Excellence, Providence College


  • Sara Mehltretter Drury, Vice President of Deliberation at Unify America, Associate Professor of Rhetoric at Wabash College, & founding director of Wabash Democracy & Public Discourse
  • Suchitra Gururaj, Vice President for Community Engagement and Economic Development, University of Texas-Austin
  • Thomas Schnaubelt, Lecturer and Senior Advisor on Civic Education,  Deliberative Democracy Lab, Stanford University