Stanfield Conversations 2022

Join us for this year’s conversation on ‘Technology, Media Fragmentation, and the Crisis of Democracy in America.’

About this event

Featuring speakers: Dr. Kathleen Hall-Jamieson, Dr. Ron Diebert, and Dr. Elizabeth Dubois with guest moderator, Dal alum and host of CBC Information Morning, Portia Clark.

The 2022 Stanfield Conversation will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2022, within weeks of the US mid-term elections, providing an exceptional opportunity to engage with debates concerning the repercussions of new media and technology-enabled subversive practices for democratic politics. While the focus will be on the deepening crisis of democracy in America, the American experience must also be seen as both reflecting and shaping broader global trends. Because Canada has a unique degree of intimacy and vulnerability in its relations with the US, this year’s outstanding speakers bring diverse Canadian and American perspectives to bear on this critical nexus, including ways of responding to the challenges and threats it presents.

How to register

This event is free and open to the public, but guests must RSVP (via Eventbrite) to attend in person or to participate virtually via livestream on Dalhousie YouTube.

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