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From left to right: Dianna Colasurdo (AS09), Leo Shane (AS98), Robin Sproul, and Paul Kane (AS92) discussed "The Role of Media in Today's Political Climate" with moderator Nancy Karibjanian (AS80) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 2018.
The Center for Political Communication is proud to sponsor nonpartisan, interdisciplinary initiatives throughout the University of Delaware that help shape the emerging field of political communication. The CPC supports events and programs that inspire public participation
in politics and engage the next generation of public service leaders, in the
United States and abroad.
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Dr. Sheena Howard, Rider University
Assistant Professor, who wrote, produced and directed "Remixing Colorblind."
From left to right, Dianna Colasurdo (AS09), Leo Shane (AS98), Robin Sproul, and Paul Kane (AS92) discussed "The Role of Media in Today's Political Climate" with moderator Nancy Karibjanian (AS80) at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 2018.
Center for Political Communication Director Nancy Karibjanian (AS80) moderated a discussion about "The Role of Media in Today's Political Climate" with a panel of esteemed media experts on April 4, 2018. The University of Delaware's Washington, D.C., Alumni Club and the CPC hosted the event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
The distinguished panelists included:
In an effort to bring unity to campus, several University of Delaware departments
hosted "Bridging the Divide" in December 2016 at the Trabant Student Center. Featuring a balanced panel of left and
right-leaning professors, the discussion facilitated conversations about the 2016 election, as well as the
general political environment of the United States today. The
event was sponsored by the University of Delaware's Honors
Program, the Political Science and International Relations Department,
the English Department, Student Life, Provost for Diversity, and the
Center for Political Communication. The University of Delaware groups
jointly issued this statement about their mission: "We believe that
there is something to be learned from every point of view. We strive to
achieve progress through understanding, acknowledging, and respecting
those with opinions different from our own. We hope to bring unity to
college campuses everywhere, which we believe should be accepting of its
entire student body." Student and faculty were encouraged to attend the event.
As part of the University of Delaware College of
Arts and Sciences' focus on the 2016 presidential election,
a Political Communication Lecture Series featured UD faculty members discussing issues related to the election.
Brewer, professor of communication and of political science and
international relations and research director of the Center for
Political Communication, discussed “Entertainment Media and the
Presidential Election” on September 14. Brewer presented clips from
numerous late-night comedy shows and engaged the students and community
members in a spirited Q&A session. On October 12, Jenny Lambe,
associate professor of communication and a Center for Political
Communication senior fellow, gave a lecture on
“The Problem of Hate Speech in the Election.” Lambe argued that despite
the uptick in hate speech in 2016 political climate, the reality is
that there is little that the US government can do to stop it. David Wilson, associate professor of political science and international relations and associate dean of social sciences for the College of Arts and Sciences, engaged the UD community in an October 26 talk entitled, “Telling U What to Think About, When You Think about Issues: Priming, Framing, and Public Opinion.” Wayne Batchis, associate professor of political science and international relations, wrapped up the lecture series on November 30 with a discussion entitled “Conservatism and Freedom of Speech.”
As part of the University of Delaware's diversity
initiative, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Political
Communication, the Center for Black Culture, and the Office of the
Provost collaborated to present a screening of Remixing
Colorblind on September 28, 2016. The documentary examined how the educational system has shaped the public's understanding of race. CPC
Associate Director Lindsay Hoffman talked with the film's director, Sheena Howard, after the 30-minute screening, then moderated a Q&A session with the audience.
encouraged the audience to critique how the educational
system has shaped notions of race and influenced their
relationships. It explored the nuances of race
relations, including notions of implicit bias, individual racism,
institutional racism and reverse racism. The documentary featured
interviews with prominent thought leaders such as Dr. James Peterson
(MSNBC Contributor), and Dr. Yaba Blay (2012 Consulting Producer for CNN Black in America).
Howard, an assistant professor with Rider University, wrote, produced,
and directed the documentary. She asserted
that to effectively address the racial climate on college campuses,
people need to move outside their comfort zones. She said, “I think
you really have to think outside of yourself and talk to people who are
not like you and are not in your groups to be able to understand that
they are having a different set of experiences on the college campus
than you are."
Howard is an award-winning author, including a 2014 Eisner Award winner
for her first book, Black Comics: Politics of Race and Representation (2013). Howard is also the author of Black Queer Identity Matrix (2014) and Critical Articulations of Race, Gender and Sexual Orientation (2014). Howard has appeared on NPR (National Public Radio), The Washington Post,
ABC network, as well as other networks and documentaries as an expert
on popular culture, race, politics and sexual identity negotiation. She
also writes for The Huffington Post.
The Center for Political Communication is a proud
co-sponsor of Now Hear This UD!, an annual spring public speaking
contest for UD students. Communication professor and CPC-affiliated
faculty member, Dr. Tracey Holden, has directed the event since 2013,
which annually draws an audience of more than 300 students. Seven to 10
students currently enrolled in COMM212, Oral Communication in Business,
are eligible to compete. Prizes are awarded to the top three public
speakers. Contestants deliver 7-minute speeches about a
chosen topic based on the theme of diversity and inclusion. The purpose
of the competition is not just to find the best public
speaker but also to showcase the value of communication and committed
effort from all to foster inclusion in a diverse community.
The Center for Political Communication co-sponsored a
Delaware Primary Debate held in Mitchell Hall on April 12, 2016, hosted
by the University of Delaware College Democrats. The event featured
Democratic candidates for running for the open seat in the U.S. House of
Representatives. Moderator Jordan McBride, a news anchor with 49 News at
STN (Student Television Network at UD) questioned the candidates.
Retired Marine Sean Barney, State Senator Bryan Townsend, and accountant
Mike Miller shared their positions on the most vital issues
in Delaware and Washington on education, women's rights, the
environment, criminal justice reform, foreign affairs, and the economy.
The debate was free and open to the public.
The Center for Political Communication proudly
co-sponsored an alumni networking event on November 12, 2015, at
NPR Headquarters in Washington, DC. CPC Founding Director Ralph
Begleiter moderated a panel
talk on "The New World of Digital Politics," featuring NPR's Domenico
Montanaro (AS '01), campaign strategist Brian Donahue, CPC Associate
Professor Lindsay Hoffman, and NPR correspondent Sam Sanders. The event
was part of the popular Conversations and Connections series,
hosted by the UD's Office of Development and
Alumni Relations. Conversations and Connections draws together current
and friends all interested in broad, far-ranging topics.
In addition to the panel discussion on digital politics, members of the Delaware Diamonds Society
and donors to the CPC and College of Arts and Sciences
had the rare chance to tour NPR’s headquarters earlier in the evening,
walking through the newsroom, sitting in production studios and even
meeting on-air personalities Audie Cornish, one of NPR’s All Things Considered anchors, and Mara Liasson, NPR’s senior political correspondent.
benefited from the networking event as well, chatting up the speakers
and alumni before and after the event. Freshman political science and
international major Tamar Epps sought
advice from NPR reporter Sam Sanders on the importance of black voices
in the media. “It’s fascinating to be here,” she said after their
so glad we have events like this, where we can meet and learn from
leaders in the field. It’s an incredible opportunity.”