For a better experience, click the Compatibility Mode icon above to turn off Compatibility Mode, which is only for viewing older websites.

Moderator leading a panel discussion with students observing.

About the Center for Civil Discourse

We believe that in today’s polarized society it is necessary to teach and practice tolerance through non-partisan, open-minded conversation about controversial and important topics. Pennoni Honors College’s Center for Civil Discourse serves as a gathering place for students, staff, faculty, and members of the community to openly discuss, debate, disagree, and engage with opposing viewpoints through panel discussions, casual conversations and interviews. The Center serves as a role model for how we should conduct ourselves as citizens.

A group of students talking and taking notes around a table

Can We Talk?

Come together with fellow students from Drexel and nearby campuses to discuss the public issues that are on your mind. Can We Talk? offers moderated small-group discussion and pro tips about productive conversation that you can use on campus, online, at work and with family.

Attend a discussion

The Civil Discourse

Watch episodes of The Civil Discourse, exploring such topics as systemic racism, COVID-19, and the global threat of White supremacy.

View All Videos

Upcoming Events