Civil Dialogue™ at ASU
Facilitator Biographies...John Genette, M.A., developed the concept of Civil Dialogue as a graduate student in performance and rhetoric in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University. He has facilitated Civil Dialogue events on political and free speech issues in numerous venues since 2004. John is president of Black Mountain Communications. Jennifer Linde, M.A, is a lecturer in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication and the artistic director for The Empty Space at Arizona State University. She has engaged Civil Dialogue as a pedagogical tool in performance studies classes and facilitated Civil Dialogue events in public and educational contexts since 2004. Clark Olson, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Hugh Downs School of Communication at Arizona State University. He co-taught a graduate methods module on facilitating Civil Dialogue with Linde and Genette in fall, 2010. In addition to facilitating Civil Dialogue events in public venues, he has introduced Civil Dialogue as an alternative to traditional debate in his argumentation classes at ASU.
A couple of past events at ASU, to get a flavor of what they do...Civil Dialogue at ASU “First Wednesdays” download flyer The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University presents Civil Dialogue™ on the first Wednesday of each month, February through May, 2012. The events take place March 7, April 4, and May 2, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at the Empty Space, located in the ASU Performing Arts & Media Building (APMA), 970 E. University Dr., NE corner of University and Rural. Admission is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required. For directions to the ASU Performing and Media Arts building (APMA) use the online Google map http://www.asu.edu/map/interactive/?campus=tempe&building=APMA Accessing Civility Forum Feb 3 – 4, 2012 Presenters from across the country helped to make Accessing Civility: Arizona Forum on Civil Communication a great success. Co-sponsored by the National Communication Association, the Forum brought together civic leaders, communication scholars, and community members who work to promote civility as the essential first step in constructive public dialogue. The Forum, held at Arizona State University, concluded with a special event, Veteran – Civilian Dialogue™, presented by Intersections International. Resource Link: www.civil-dialogue.com