During spring semester 2021, ACTA and Braver Angels partnered with Professor Andrew Jason Cohen and a team of students of Georgia State University to launch a student-led debate on March 31. Conducted on Zoom, the event drew wide student participation around their chosen topic of deplatforming controversial speakers on college campuses. Our collaboration was so fruitful that a long-term relationship with GSU has been established — including the formation of a BridgeUSA chapter on campus, and plans to stage more debates and workshops in coming semesters. At the bottom of this entry is the full letter from Professor Cohen reflecting on the event’s impact on students.
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