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Emory Wheel Debates

This project is a partnership between the Barkley Forum and the Emory Wheel to produce monthly written debates on salient campus issues.  The Wheel editors select the topic, and Barkley Forum students produce an entertaining and evidence driven debate to be published in the subsequent issue.  The goal is to provide the campus a consistent model of civil discourse engagement that will lead to better critical thinking.  Critical listening is an urgent first step in doing conflict well, or, as international business consultant Margaret Heffernan suggested, a way to “create thinking partners instead of echo chambers.” 


Emory Wheel ArticleSeptember 2, 2015

Should sexual assault prevention programs for women be supported?

February 20, 2015

Should Emory move forward on financial aid for undocumented students?

September 12, 2014

Yes Means Yes: Debating California Senate Bill 967: Sexual Assault

January 23, 2014

In Favor of Regulating Study Drugs on College Campuses

Opposed to Regulating Study Drugs on College Campuses

October 28, 2013

In Favor of the Tea Party

Opposed to the Tea Party

September 12, 2013

In Favor of Harsher Punishments for Sexual Assault at Emory

Opposed to Harsher Punishments for Sexual Assault at Emory

April 4, 2013

In Favor of Affirmative Action

Opposed to Affirmative Action