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Uncivil Wars: The Presidential and Vice Presidential Debates

Monday, October 12, 2020
12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Thomas Hollihan, Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, USC,

A Conversation with Professor Thomas Hollihan
USC Centers for Public Diplomacy and Communication Leadership

Join us for an exploration of the presidential and vice presidential debates with Professor Thomas Hollihan, as we discuss some of the complex issues surrounding modern political campaigns and the development of campaign strategy.


About the Speaker

Thomas Hollihan, faculty fellow in the USC Center for Public Diplomacy and the USC Center for Communication Leadership, has served as a consultant to many different political candidates, elected officials, and NGO/business leaders, as well as for the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency.  He teaches in the USC Annenberg World Bank Summer Institute, coaches senior U.S. Navy leaders on strategic communication, and makes frequent appearances in the media to discuss political issues and campaign strategies.

Hollihan is the author of several books including The Dispute over the Diayou/Senkaku Islands: How Media Narratives Shape Public Opinions and Challenge the Global Order and Uncivil Wars: Political Campaigns in a Media Age. He formerly chaired the Board of Trustees of the National Debate Tournament, and the National Communication Association's Taskforce on Legislative Reform and Committee on International Discussion and Debate.

About the Series

The Student Activism Speaker Series seeks to expose Caltech students and the community at large to the many diverse issues that face them, both locally and globally, so that they may use their skills, ingenuity, and leadership to address these issues.

The presentation of speakers should not be considered an endorsement of the speaker's views by the California Institute of Technology, The Caltech Y or The Caltech Y Student Activism Speaker Series Committee.  Views expressed are solely those of the speaker.

For more information, please contact Greg Fletcher by email at [email protected].