President's Forum Event Series

The President’s Forum is an event series consisting of moderated panel discussions, debates, or other highly interactive presentations on controversial issues. Underscoring the academy’s unique role as the ultimate marketplace of ideas, the forum allows for open and robust discourse on timely topics, presenting diverse perspectives in a fair and balanced manner. The goal is not to privilege any particular ideology but, rather, to promote habits of mind and argumentation that enlighten students and the public and that promote a deeper understanding of critical issues facing our society.

Watch Past Forums

Transgender Athletes and Competitive Sports: A Conversation

Policing in America

Making Sense of Jordan Peterson

What About Guns?

Is it Ethical to Profit From Climate Change?

Supporting the Marketplace of Ideas

Based on UNE's core value of relentless inquiry, the UNE Library offers a resource on viewpoint diversity. This tool empowers students to navigate the complexities of personal bias and media bias in the discussion of polarizing issues and to consider a variety of viewpoints and perspectives on any issue.