Communication and Civility - A Global Webex Conversation on the imperative of dialogue and civility in public and private communication

Aug072020
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. St. John's University Online
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Add to Calendar 08/07/2020 9:00 AM08/07/2020 10:30 AMAmerica/New_YorkCommunication and Civility - A Global Webex Conversation on the imperative of dialogue and civility in public and private communicationJoin Us on Webex at the designated time: https://sju.webex.com/sju/j.php?MTID=m06c5c26ba19c9b6b20ccf05e569c1c07 Meeting number: 161 550 9615 Password: etBE2m6Q2M7 The societal fabric at all levels is...St. John's University Online
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Join Us on Webex at the designated time: https://sju.webex.com/sju/j.php?MTID=m06c5c26ba19c9b6b20ccf05e569c1c07 
Meeting number: 161 550 9615
Password: etBE2m6Q2M7
 

The societal fabric at all levels is in a free fall. The collapse of trust in civil society has exacerbated global trust with enormous economic and geopolitical consequences. Our academic institutions, the paragons of civility, are becoming loutish places. The public square is turning into a prickly space.

This webinar intends to provoke this urgent conversation on the imperative of dialogue and civility in public and private communication. When civility in our communication ceases, violence begins.

By-passing civility in public communication is sometimes claimed to be a necessary tactic to highlight social-political issues in the “attention economy.” Does this create a spiral of un-civility, and if so, how to break it? How are different spheres of our lives and different societal fields are affected? In addition to academia, how does civility affect our individual rights as citizens? What does the current discursive environment mean for international organizations? Journalism? Brands and Marketing?

Let us come together for a robust conversation on this important and urgent topic.

Moderators: Dr Basilio Monteiro & Dr. Minna Horowitz

Conversation Leaders:

  • Afua Twumasi-Ankrah, Ghana
  • Candice Roberts, St. John's University, NY
  • Cecilia Chrieleison, University of Perugia, Italy
  • Cristina Perez-Cordon, United Nations
  • Denisse Gabriela Davila Zuniga, Sonora, Mexico
  • Dimitris Charalambis, Athens, Greece
  • Elisabeth Fondren, St. John's University, NY
  • Helene Diyabanza-Peterson, Uganda
  • Kara S. Alaimo, Hofstra University, NY
  • Laura Tommaso, University of Molise, Italy
  • Mariam Diaz-Bosch, Blanquerna University, Barcelona
  • Jack Phelan, Fordham University, NY 
  • Julia Theilen, Germany
  • Luisa Ortiz, Vita-Activa and NVALabs
  • Stjepan Malovic, Zagreb, Croatia
  • Thomas Bauer, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Tracy Gottlieb, Seton Hall University, New Jersey
  • Van Vu, Hanoi, Vietnam