Public Affairs Conference - In Search of Bonds

Public Affairs Conference - In Search of Bonds
Date and time
9:05 AM - 9:55 AM, September 29, 2021

Live Zoom webinar panel session (see conference website for Zoom link)

Humans are instinctively drawn to others for support. When that support fades and social bonds shrink, divisions can emerge. Those divisions may result in racial, social, political and economic clashes. At the heart of the lack of unity and civility in contemporary society is the need to improve communication. With social divisiveness on the rise, how do people find their way to civil discourse? What forms of communication are used to manipulate and exploit civility, and how can they be changed? How may the use of language and dialect create bonds rather than divisions? What impact can the humanities and the arts have on communication and harmony among individuals, families and a nation?

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Open to public, alumni, current students, faculty, future students, staff
Live Zoom webinar