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Aggie Agora

The Aggie Agora is a new tradition at Texas A&M University – our mission is to facilitate public discourse and civic engagement on the TAMU campus and throughout the state of Texas. We are a non-partisan group aiming to support the University’s Strengthening Democracy Initiative. Through workshops, lectures, and special events, Aggie Agora offers the Texas A&M campus community a variety of opportunities to promote civic engagement. 

Aggie Agora Workshop

WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS

Join us weekly for our Engaged Citizenship workshops on fact-checking and difficult dialogues.

Friday Lecture

FRIDAY LECTURE SERIES

Join us bi-monthly as we learn about American politics from expert practitioners and scholars.

Coffee Hour participants

COFFEE HOURS

Join us for conversations with distinguished visiting scholars and expert practitioners.

Aggie Agora Marquee Lecture

MARQUEE LECTURES

Join us for occasional, high profile lectures by distinguished scholars and expert practitioners.

Aggie Agora Lecture

FREE SPEECH WEEK

Aggie Agora is a proud to celebrate Free Speech Week with a yearly lecture that allows us to think about the rights and responsibilities of our freedom of speech.

Difficult Dialogues Meeting

DIFFICULT DIALOGUES ON CAMPUS RACE RELATIONS

A workshop series devoted to active listening and critical thinking about how we enact the Aggie Core Value of Respect on campus, especially when it comes to difficult questions of race relations.

Constitution Day at Aggie Agora

CONSTITUTION DAY

We celebrate Constitution Day with our annual Constitutional Convention Hackathon in which attendees propose, debate, and agree upon amendments to the Constitution.

After the Agora

AFTER THE AGORA

After our Agora events, visit this page for wrap up information, and links to view the contemporaneous videos.

The Advisory Board Members of the Aggie Agora for 2016-2018 are:

  • Dr. Leonard Bierman, Mays Business School
  • Dr. Marian Eide, English/WGST
  • Dr Kirby Goidel, Communication/PPRI
  • Dr. Dwayne Raymond, Philosophy
  • Dr. Joseph Ura, Political Science
  • Dr. Jeffrey Winking, Anthropology
  • Dr. Leroy Dorsey, Communication/Associate Dean
  • Dr. Srividya Ramasubramanian, Director of the Difficult Dialogue on Campus Race Relations Workshops
  • Jessica Gantt Shafer, Communication (Graduate Student)

 

  • Director: Dr. Jennifer Mercieca

 

Join the Aggie Agora

Why join the Aggie Agora? You'll receive email reminders of upcoming events, exclusive member only event invitations, exclusive opportunities to meet guest speakers, and best of all, membership is FREE and open to all. 

Event Calendar & Sign-Ups

 

 

How to attend Aggie Agora events:

  1. All events are free and open to the public. Advance sign-up is REQUIRED.
  2. Find an event on our calendar.
  3. EVENT REGISTRATIONS ARE HERE
  4. Show up!