Duke University's "Devil's Discourse"

These days, extreme partisanship, a breakdown in civility, gridlock, and other pathologies of modern politics have caused many Americans to lose trust in political institutions. The notion of individuals coming together to solve problems seems increasingly antiquated. However, most Duke University students want to hear what the other side thinks. They want to better understand the foundations of others’ beliefs. They want to learn how others’ experiences have shaped their world view. The Devil's Discourse Podcast captures these tough, honest, and respectful conversations, showcasing to the Duke community and to communities beyond that constructive dialogue is a first step toward jumpstarting cross-party collaboration and sound policy making.
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Feb 22, 2017

Duke students Sarah Faller and Alec Lintz civilly discuss their opinions regarding the issue of drug legalization.

Sponsored by POLIS, Duke's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.

Feb 15, 2017

Two Duke University students debate the merits and challenges of various campaign finance laws--particularly contribution limits.  Sponsored by Duke's Center for Political Leadership, Innovation, and Service.

Photo Credit: Ben Tsai