HERNDON, VA - Young America's Foundation,
with the generous support of the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, will
host the Great Debate Series at key campuses across the nation.
The topic will be "The Role of Government in a Free Society,"
covering a broad framework of current issues with a philosophical
anchor in the American founding.
The three debates already scheduled
With many young people struggling to find jobs upon graduation,
mounting college debt, and the Youth Misery Index at an all-time
high, more students are looking for relief. The question
is: Will they seek support from the government or from
the free market?
Regardless of the outcome of the election in November, students
will pay closer attention to the national debate on public policy
than ever before. The goal of this series is to give thousands of
students a chance to engage in the public policy process by hearing
from prominent leaders of our country.
Young America's Foundation is working with campus organizers to
schedule additional debates. All updates and schedule additions
will be available at YAF.org.
Ron Robinson, president of Young America's
Foundation, said, "Our nation's college campuses should be open to
a free exchange of ideas, but with liberal professors outnumbering
conservatives nine-to-one, our students only hear one side's view
on the role of government.
"Young Americans deserve to be engaged in this debate-and to
hear from contrarian views. Their future is being mortgaged away to
pay for programs which aren't helping them find jobs. Yet, are
professors giving an accurate picture of this crisis? Because our
campuses have failed to present both sides, we will."