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March 2010 - Professor Karen Tracy

The Center for Democratic Deliberation welcomed Professor Karen Tracy, University of Colorado, Boulder to speak to the Penn State community on March 19 and 20, 2010. . Professor Tracy is the inaugural author in the CDD’s new book series with the Penn State University Press, “Rhetoric and Democratic Deliberation.” Tracy discussed her forthcoming book, Challenges of Ordinary Democracy, on Friday, March 19 and was the featured speaker at a Rhetoric Reading Group meeting on March 20th.

March 2010 - Debate Society Public Debate

A Penn State Debate Society public debate was held on March 31st at 7 pm in 104 Thomas Building. The topic of the parliamentary style debate was Resolved: that the drinking age of 21 is a failed policy. Three speakers represented the government (pro) and three represented the opposition.

March 2010 - Salazar Delivers Burke Lecture

The Eighteenth Annual Kenneth Burke Lecture in Rhetoric featured speaker, Philippe-Joseph Salazar, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric, University of Cape Town. Professor Salazar's talk, "Managing the Public: Melancholy Remarks on Rhetorical Technologies" was held in Alumni Lounge of the Nittany Lion Inn on Saturday, March 27th at 7:00 pm.



Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric, Philippe-Joseph Salazar