The University of Texas at Austin - Civitas Institute

Braver Angels Collegiate Debate

Does AI pose a serious threat to human wellbeing? Should it be publicly regulated?

April 11
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Littlefield Home (302 W. 24th St.) RSVP

UT Austin students, faculty, and staff are invited to join a respectful conversation touching all sides of a challenging issue. Braver Angels debates are not competitive, but a provide a deep experience of civil discourse. Conducted in a light parliamentary style, they teach students to engage with each other respectfully around difficult, polarizing issues. Students think together, listen carefully, and allow themselves to be touched and even changed by each other’s ideas. Participants emerge with greater empathy and appreciation for diversity of thought.

Sponsored by the Civitas Institute, Bridge Texas, and the Braver Angels Central Texas Alliance, this collegiate debate is free and brought to you by the College Debates and Discourse Alliance, a partnership of Braver Angels, the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA), and BridgeUSA, non-profit organizations that amplify the power of free expression and promote respectful exchange of ideas on America’s college campuses.

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Registration Details:

  • Registration for this debate will be open until the scheduled starting time of 7PM on April 11th.
  • Debate location: Littlefield Home
  • Food and refreshments will be provided at 6:30PM; the debate will start at 7PM.

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