Fall 2022 Conversation Series on Civil Discourse Returns Oct. 11
Annual series kicks off with virtual faculty panel discussion on civil discourse in the classroom, on campus and in everyday conversations
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2022) – Baylor University will continue its Baylor Conversation Series this fall, with discussions focusing on civil discourse for the campus community. The annual series – begun by President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., in 2017 – will begin with a virtual faculty panel discussion at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11. The Zoom link for the conversation will be shared via email early next week.
This Baylor Conversation Series event will feature a panel of Baylor faculty members from various disciplines, who will discuss their research and expertise around civil discourse in the classroom, on campus and in everyday conversations. The panelists are:
- Ronald Angelo Johnson, Ph.D., associate professor of history and The Ralph and Bessie Mae Lynn Chair of History
- Rebecca Flavin, Ph.D., senior lecturer of political science and undergraduate program director
- Luke Winslow, Ph.D., assistant professor of communication
“Whether in politics, church congregations, on the Baylor campus or even within our own families, there is a significant need for civil discourse in today’s society,” President Livingstone said. “While we may not agree, civil discourse requires mutual respect and objectivity without hostility, while demonstrating an appreciation for the experiences of others. This topic is vitally important for higher education – and especially at Baylor – as we strive to be a marketplace of ideas and extend the love of Christ toward others.”
More information about this series and additional academic-hosted events are available on the Baylor Conversation Series website.
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