Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series hosts Sen. Bob Graham

January 11, 2018

The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities will host Sen. Bob Graham on Jan 16. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. for the inaugural event of the Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series. Dr. Jocelyn Evans, associate dean for the college, and Dr. Kelly Carr, assistant professor of communication, will join Graham for a panel discussion at the UWF Conference Center.

During the presentation, “The Art of Public Dialogue,” panelists will examine the role of partisan rancor, social movement, organized protest, civic space and technology in shaping the character of public discourse over the last several decades. They will discuss the importance of civic engagement, participatory politics, public debate, collective consensus building, space for dissent, and demonstration of mutual respect.

Graham devoted nearly four decades to public service. As a state legislator, governor and three-term U.S. Senator, Graham has had a role in nearly every major public policy issue in modern Florida’s history.

The Seligman First Amendment Lecture Series is made possible by a generous gift from the Jane G. and Fred K. Seligman Endowment. The Jan. 16 lecture is the first installment of the series. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Jocelyn Evans will be my guest on “Pensacola Speaks” this afternoon at 5:33 p.m.

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