University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Timothy Shaffer

Timothy Shaffer is Principal Research Specialist for the National Institute for Civil Discourse and an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Kansas State University. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Public Deliberation. As an interdisciplinary scholar and practitioner of deliberative democracy, civic education, and small group communication, Dr. Shaffer focuses on the role of civic professionals in institutional settings such as local government, higher education, and non-governmental organizations in relationship with diverse communities. In recognition of that commitment to engaged scholarship, he has received the Early Career Recognition Award from the International Associate for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement. He is the editor of four books including Deliberative Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning for Democratic Engagement and Jumping into Civic Life: Stories of Public Work from Extension Professionals.

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Scheduled events:
A Crisis of Civility: Political Discourse and Its Discontents
Political conversations among Americans have become increasingly more difficult and tense. Public institutions regularly police speech. A panel of experts convened by the UA-affiliated National Institute for Civil Discourse discuss the tough questions that impact the future of U.S. democracy.

Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (Seats 140, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Signing Area - Social & Behavioral Sciences Tent (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Robert Boatright, Timothy Shaffer
Moderators: Kate Kenski, Carolyn Lukensmeyer

A Crisis of Civility? Political Discourse and Its Discontents
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
March 2019
ISBN 9781138484450
272 pages
$49.95, NYP
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The state of political discourse in the United States today has been a subject of concern for many Americans. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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