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TableTalk x SNF Paideia Program: Can We Have an Open Mind With the Presidential Debate?

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We’re sorry to let you know that, due to unavoidable circumstances, the “TableTalk x SNF Paideia Program: Can We Have an Open Mind with the Presidential Debate? ” event scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30, has been postponed. TableTalk and SNF Paideia Program, sponsors of the event, will seek to reschedule.

Jonathan Haidt, author of the book “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion,” will be speaking about his research on viewpoint diversity at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Paideia Program event on Tuesday, September 29, 7:00 PM. Later that evening, President Trump and former Vice President Biden will take the stage in Indiana for their first debate.

The following day, the SNF Paideia Program and TableTalk Penn are co-hosting a dialogue for Penn community members to discuss Haidt’s theories in the context of the 2020 Presidential election.

TableTalk Penn is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering meaningful conversations on a wide range of topics between members of the Penn community that would have never otherwise met. At TableTalk Penn events, facilitators guide small discussion groups about a chosen topic by asking thought-provoking questions. TableTalk Penn is committed to allowing participants to share their unique perspectives on issues in an open forum in which students can learn with, grow from, and understand one another. TableTalk Penn hopes to continue the conversation on Dr. Haidt’s presentation and offer attendees with an opportunity to discuss their own ideas.

Learn more about Jonathan Haidt and his OpenMind research in this Q&A.

This event will be hosted on zoom. Open to all Penn students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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