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Conservative Powerhouse Dinesh D’Souza to Debate Prominent Liberal Activist Bill Ayers Live at U-Michigan

National Media Set to Converge Upon Ann Arbor for the
Debate of the Year: Is America Exceptional?

ANN ARBOR– The University of Michigan’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) will host a debate between #1 New York Times bestselling author and conservative superstar Dinesh D’Souza and liberal activist Bill Ayers on February 3 at 6:00 p.m. The event will held in the Michigan League Ballroom at 911 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109.

D’Souza and Ayers will debate the topic, “What’s So Exceptional About America?” Over the course of the discussion, fundamental differences between the American Left and Right will become crystal clear.

The event is sponsored by the U-M Central Student Government, Young America’s Foundation, University of Michigan American Culture Department, among others.

Many claim that America’s college campuses have are plagued with political correctness, a problem that is preventing critical-thinking on the issues of the day. Michigan YAF’s decision to organize this event, bringing together outspoken figureheads of two sides of the American ideological spectrum for a serious conversation, is fostering an environment of debate, which colleges across the country should adopt.

“YAF is excited to host this very high profile event at the University,” said Grant Strobl, Chairman of Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Michigan. “On a campus that is often viewed as expressing one ideological viewpoint, we are excited to have a meaningful debate on policy. We expect a packed house and a lively debate.”

Dinesh D’Souza is a #1 New York Times bestselling conservative author and filmmaker. He is the producer of the enormously successful movie, 2016: Obama’s America. Bill Ayers is a controversial education theorist, radical leftist militarist and founder of the Weather Underground, a domestic terrorist organization in the Vietnam era. He is a professor at the University of Illinois, Chicago. The debate will be moderated by Dr. Andrew D. Martin, Dean of the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and Professor of Political Science and Statistics.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information or to interview Grant Strobl, Dinesh D’Souza or Bill Ayers, contact Grant Strobl at gstrobl@umich.edu or (586) 549-6764.

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