Pluralism and Civil Exchange

Our mission is to foster a deeper understanding of pluralism through research, the practice of civil discourse, and the dissemination of tools for audiences across philosophical divides to model pluralism.

Establish a Community

Through a growing cadre of Visiting Fellows, micro-grant recipients, and participants in our Pluralist Lab events, we are establishing a community of confident pluralists from across the ideological spectrum who will demonstrate tolerance, freedom of expression, and mutual forbearance within their communities and institutions.

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Attend a Pluralist 
Lab event

The Mercatus Center's Pluralist Lab is an effort to foster open mindedness while actively demonstrating how we can exchange ideas and coexist with our fellow citizens across deep divides.

Apply for a micro-grant

The Mercatus Center seeks to support scholars, thinkers, writers, and doers addressing the challenge of sustaining liberal democratic pluralism and institutions.

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Quote from F. A. Hayek

"If old truths are to retain their hold on men’s minds, they must be restated in the language and concepts of successive generations."
F. A. Hayek