The Transformative Power of Braver Angels College Debates (ACTA)


Since 2018, Braver Angels has teamed with ACTA to launch civil debates and workshops for students across the nation. College leaders applaud the program’s transformative, depolarizing influence on students as they learn to engage respectfully around highly charged social and political issues. Program director Doug Sprei unpacks the method and magic with college instructors David Dagan of The George Washington University; Mark Urista of Linn-Benton Community College; Manu Meel, CEO of BridgeUSA; Texas intern David Amaya; and April Lawson, Director of Debates and Public Discourse at Braver Angels.

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