Friday, October 19
Civil Dialogue in Uncivil Times
05:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Location: Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Philips Humanities Center
Cost: Free and open to the public

This panel will discuss how citizens, and students specifically, can engage in dialogue and civil disagreement in an era of polarization. Panelists will will discuss a variety of challenges, issues and examples of both challenged and effective public discourse. Moderated by former Ohio Governor Robert Taft and Joseph Valenzano, chair, Department of Communication.


  • Honorable Peggy Lehner, State Senator, Ohio
  • Honorable Fred Strahorn , State Representative, Ohio
  • Dr. Mary Stuckey, Penn State University Expert in Presidential Rhetoric
  • Dr. Andrew Ledbetter, Texas Christian University Expert in Instructional and Interpersonal Communication
  • Ms. Valerie Lemmie, Director of Exploratory Research, Charles F. Kettering Foundation

Sponsored by the Department of Communication.

Contact Information:
Name: Department of Communication
Phone: 937-229-2028