We are glad you are interested in knowing more about these Coffee Chats.
These coffee chats are informal yet intentional conversations with a campus or Brookings community member who has a different view of the world than you do. That difference may be obvious or subtle; deep, or closer to the surface. It may be explicitly religious, philosophical, or political in nature.
Whatever it is, we want to help cultivate the ability to have meaningful conversations with those who disagree. We aim for meaningful, rational and interesting discussion, in which you share, actively listen, and genuinely grow in your understanding of one another and hopefully the truth.
Conversation, not confrontation. Discussion, not debate.
If this sounds good to you, please fill out the following form with your info, and we'll be in touch soon. We will pair you up with someone whose perspective is different than yours, and then you'll receive more info about how to proceed (a cheat sheet of how each of the two meetings can/should be). It is structured, yet flexible and informal for it to still feel like a simple cup of coffee with someone you're starting to get to know.