Live Debate - May 8th, 2018 at 7pm

In partnership with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018
Showtime: 7:00PM (seating @ 6pm)
Price: $40.00

Andrew Sullivan:

Andrew Sullivan is a writer-at-large for New York Magazine, former editor of The New Republic (1991 - 1996) and the Dish (2000 - 2015), and the author of "The Conservative Soul” and “Virtually Normal,” the first book to make the case for marriage equality.

Jonathan Haidt:

Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist at the NYU-Stern School of Business and the co-founder of Heterodox Academy, a collaborative project devoted to increasing viewpoint diversity on college and university campuses. Haidt is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis, and of The New York Times bestseller The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. His third book will be published in September 2018: The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure (co-authored with Greg Lukianoff).



Suzanne Nossel:

Suzanne Nossel is Chief Executive Officer at PEN America. Prior to joining PEN America, she served as the Chief Operating Officer of Human Rights Watch and as Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. She has served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, leading US engagement in the United Nations and multilateral institutions on human right issues, and in the Clinton Administration as Deputy to the US Ambassador for UN Management and Reform. Nossel coined the term “Smart Power,” which was the title of a 2004 article she published in Foreign Affairs Magazine and later became the theme of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s tenure in office.

Jeffrey Sachs:

Jeffrey Sachs is a lecturer in political science and history at Acadia University, where he specializes in Middle Eastern law and politics. He has a PhD in Islamic Studies from McGill University. His commentary on campus politics and free speech, which began as a viral Twitter thread, has been published in The Washington Post.




Moderated by: Kmele Foster

Kmele Foster is a partner at Freethink, a digital media publisher profiling the people and ideas that are changing our world. Freethink’s original content and videos explore the intersection of culture and revolution (Pop Revolution), transcend fractious political debates (“Crossing the Divide”), and introduce audiences to the innovations transforming entire industries (“Challengers”). Kmele is a regular contributor to various national news outlets and co-hosts a syndicated media commentary podcast, The Fifth Column. In addition to his work in media and commentary, Kmele has previously helped lead ventures in the technology, communications, and consumer goods industries.





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