It’s been a while since I posted and I will be posting more soon because I have lots to share about the Class of 2020 who just graduated and the Class of 2022, who started in the BASAM program this fall.
Before I get to that though, I wanted to share this piece that covers making effective arguments, which is a core platform of the BASAM program. This timely article from the Aspen Institute discusses the ingredients of “better arguments”, those that seek to understand, not to convince. The article describes the secret sauce behind effective arguments and discusses the benefits of approaching dialogue from the perspective of learning and curiosity versus acrimony. I invite you to delve into this work and then to imagine the possibilities if we all approached conflict with a curious mindset.