Special Initiatives and Events
The Agora Project Ambassadors Program is an opportunity for students at Florida Atlantic University to make positive contributions to the university community by modeling respectful and engaged dialogue, by engaging in skill enrichment workshops and by promoting and supporting the endeavors of the Agora Project.
The debate will feature lively exchanges from opposing sides of an important issue of the day and will showcase the importance and potential for civic discourse conducted in a civil fashion. Debate exchanges between American students and students from Japan as part of an international discussion and debate series began in 1922. For more information, contact William Trapani, Ph.D., at 561-297-2051, or email
The South Florida Regional Studies LGTBQ Conference brings together LGBTQ scholars, researchers, faculty and LGBTQ students from FAU, the University of Miami, Florida International University, as well as members of the South Florida LGBTQ communities to develop a dialogue between this community and related study programs in the area. For more information, contact Fred Fejes, Ph.D., at 561-297-3858, or email
Paul Ekman, Ph.D., is widely recognized as one of the world’s preeminent psychologists studying emotion and non-verbal behavior. His work was the inspiration for the television program “Lie to Me,” and is path-breaking in helping understand empathy — a crucial component of civility and civil discourse. For more information, contact William Trapani, Ph.D., at 561-297-2051, or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org