What is a Community Howl?
It's a chance for interested faculty, students, staff, and community members to have a deliberative discussion (small group structured conversation facilitated by an undergraduate student) about issues that impact our community. It is not a debate—we aren't looking for winning sides or partisan talking points. We are looking to create experiences of dialogue and bringing perspectives together in one place. The Howls are for YOU to voice your own opinions, experiences, and interests related to the topic whole also being open to listen to other perspectives from your peers—no advanced research or expertise required! The goal is to understand an issue in a new way and explore different options to address issues that impact us all. The discussions explore pros and cons related to different solutions or priorities of a given issue, and encourages critical thinking to evaluate the possibilities for addressing complex community issues.
Keep America Safe
- With various global threats to our citizens (terrorist attacks, election interference, climate change, and economic issues), what should the US government's priorities be in keeping citizens safe? What should the US's role be on the world stage? The options explored in this issue will be: 1) Keeping America first and spending more money on infrastructure and national needs than military; 2)Asserting US power in military intervention and trade to address these threats; 3) Work with others to solve issues globally including addressing complex issues like climate change.