The Institute conducts series of monthly academic debates. These debates focuses on a specific piece of writing (book, essay, paper, article or other.) Guests are be given a copy of the text to be read prior to the event.
Each session begins with one of the participants giving an outlined presentation of the assigned reading. Afterwards, the Institute’s Academic Director acts as moderator of the debate. The session then concludes with a summary of the main points of agreement and dissent.