Program goals

  1. Encourage and educate students, faculty, staff, and community partners to engage in difficult but necessary conversations in a manner that fosters growth and development as well as the common good.

  2. Establish Marquette’s leadership as a faith-based convener of and advocate for reflective and meaningful civic dialogue, demonstrating how Ignatian pedagogy and practice can help us to engage the world with purpose and care for one another.

  3. Open doors for engagement with influential voices, who will model how to respect, listen to, and learn from those who offer a different perspective.

  4. Promote the honest exchange of differing points of view across campus, serving as a key learning platform for students to understand how engaging in difficult conversations is essential for ethical and effective decision making and problem solving.