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Nine Massachusetts colleges and universities to host series on tackling difficult issues, modeling constructive dialogue

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Nine Massachusetts colleges and universities are launching a first-of-its-kind educational series with the goal of deepening the understanding of different points of view in a time of global conflicts. Initiated by the presidents and organized by the provosts of Northeastern, Harvard, MIT, UMass, Brandeis, Tufts, Boston University, Boston College, and Wellesley, the Dialogue and Action in an Age of Divides series will feature panel discussions with faculty experts from each school and focus on modeling constructive dialogue around difficult issues.

“At this moment in the world, we desperately need dialogue and understanding and civility and tolerance,” says David Madigan, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern. “It is the role of the university to facilitate that and to moderate it for students.”

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