American civic life doesn’t need fewer arguments; it needs better arguments.

Our Mission

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Connecting Communities

We partner with communities to bring principles of a better argument to practice.

  • Detroiters engage in a conversation during the Better Arguments event. Photo Credit: Valaurian Waller

    Detroit

    "I came in thinking that people are tired of these conversations. I'm leaving thinking there is room to convene more people about these topics."

    In Detroit, participants talked about the tensions between newcomers and longtime residents.

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  • Workshop attendee submits her idea into a suggestions box. Photo Credit: J. Amado Photography

    Denver

    "It's time for conversations to reach out to everyday people, the people we don't normally see."

    In Denver, participants talked about tensions created by the tech boom.

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  • Eric Liu speaks at Aspen Ideas Festival. Photo Credit: Riccardo Savi, The Aspen Institute

    WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

    “A rush to reunion can entrench injustice.”

    Eric Liu makes the case for having Better Arguments.

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We support local events that create opportunities for connection across difference.

Become a Fellow

Join a cohort of fellows and receive training in how to lead Better Arguments.

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The Better Arguments Project is a collaboration by the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program, Facing History and Ourselves, and The Allstate Corporation.