Campus Liberty Tour Debate Series
The Ed Snider Center, in collaboration with the Steamboat Institute, brings high-profile debate events to the University of Maryland, College Park campus, attracting an audience from across campus and around our region.
Since 2018, these debates have fostered engagement with critical issues of the day, such as the role of business in society, the value of free speech, and paths to advancing human potential and progress. Our focus is on teaching students – and all who attend – how to think, not what to think.
The debates are shining examples of robust but civilized discourse, with an emphasis on critical thinking skills. We cannot maintain our democracy without a populace capable of critical thinking and civilized discourse.