Institute for Freedom and Community

Dialogue that Opens Minds

Dialogue that Opens Minds

The Institute for Freedom & Community encourages free inquiry and meaningful debate of important political and social issues. By exploring diverse ideas about politics, markets, and society, The Institute aims to challenge presuppositions, question easy answers, and foster constructive dialogue among those with differing values and contending points of view. Established at St. Olaf College in 2014, The Institute offers a distinctive opportunity to cultivate civil discourse within a liberal arts setting.

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Meet the new director

Meet the new director

St. Olaf College Associate Professor of Political Science Christopher Chapp is the new Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community.

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