Compact Nation Podcast: Bonus Episode 2

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In this special bonus episode of the Compact Nation Podcast, we’re sharing an episode of Socratic Method specialist Christopher Phillips podcast, Socrates Cafe.

During this episode titled “A Compact for America” Campus Compact President (and Compact Nation Podcast co-host) Andrew Seligsohn and Phillips discuss the idea of forming a compact as a nation, in the hopes of making a positive impact on our lives. They explore the intricacies of how a compact of that magnitude might look, how one would go about extending one effectively beyond the boundaries of colleges and universities in an inclusive way to members of neighboring communities. Tune in and explore with us all we have to gain from making the walls of colleges and universities more permeable to the thoughts and discourse of people from both inside and outside academia. Listen now and weigh in on the conversation online using #CompactNationPod

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About the Socrates Cafe Podcast

Socrates Café are gatherings around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the central theme of Socratizing; the idea that we learn more when we question and question with others. Today, there are over 600 ongoing gatherings around the globe coordinated by hundreds of dedicated volunteers who are deeply committed to making ours a more participatory and inclusive world. 

Christopher Phillips, founder of brings his insatiable curiosity to the world of podcasts, where people of many ages and walks of life engage with the noted author, entrepreneur and Socratic Method specialist in the exploration of timely and timeless philosophical questions, the responses to which can serve as guideposts and springboards for living richer and more connected lives today.

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Christopher Phillips

Christopher Phillips is a bestselling author, dialogue expert, democracy activist, speaker, and foremost a scholar and specialist in the Socratic Method (which he often refers to as ‘the Socrates Cafe Method’). He is a 2014/15 Network Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, a 2012 recipient of the Distinguished American Leadership Award, and a recent Senior Education Fellow at the National Constitution Center, as well as senior writing and research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Phillips also blogs at,, and Huffington Post, among others.

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