The Barkley Forum cannot serve the overall Emory vision without a robust set of programs to augment a campus culture of discussion and debate on par with its nationally recognized competitive debate and community outreach efforts.  The Barkley Forum believes that "courageous leadership" cannot exist without preparing students to participate in civil dialogue, and the Barkley Forum campus engagement initiatives seek to be at the forefront of that effort.  The initiative's campus programs are designed to brand Emory as a courageous leader through inquiry-driven ethical engagement around difficult conversations.