Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Justification, Reason, and Action

this announcement from Bob Hariman was published today in CRTNET

Robert Hariman,

"Justification, Reason, and Action: Tradition and Innovation in Public Argument"
A Conference in Honor of Professor David Zarefsky
Northwestern University May 29 & 30, 2009
Annie May Swift Hall Auditorium

For advance registration and dinner reservations, contact Robert Hariman at

Friday, May 29, 2009 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Lobby outside Annie May Swift auditorium

Session 1

James Jasinski, University of Puget Sound, "Slavery, Constitutional Hermeneutics, and Practical Reason: Tradition and Innovation in Lysander Spooner's 'The Unconstitutionality of Slavery'"

John M. Murphy, University of Illinois, "Freedom From Fear: FDR's Campaign to End Isolation, 1936-1941"

Noon-1:30 Lunch Break (on your own)

1:30-3:15 p.m.

Session 2

Denise M. Bostdorff, The College of Wooster, "Redefining Foreign Policy Leadership: Barack Obama's March 19, 2008, Address on the Iraq War"

Martin J. Medhurst, Baylor University,"Barack Obama and the Tradition of Inaugural Addresses: Rhetoric, Race, and Reconciliation"

3:30-5:15 p.m.

Session 3

Karlyn Kohrs Campbell, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, "Andrew Johnson: The Constitution vs. The Declaration of Independence."

Michael Leff, University of Memphis, "Practice as Theory: Lincoln's Address to the Temperance Society, February 22, 1842."

6:30 p.m. No-Host Cocktail Time 7:30 p.m.

Conference Dinner ($25 reservation required)

Saturday, May 30, 2009 9:00-11:15 a.m.

Session 4

Robert Asen, University of Wisconsin - Madison "Public Argument and the Promise of Democracy"

Gordon R. Mitchell, University of Pittsburgh "Translational Research in Argument-Based Medicine"

Edward Schiappa, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, "Defining Marriage in California: An Analysis of Public & Technical Argument"


"Rhetorical Studies at Northwestern" Presenters: NU Alumni 5:00-7:00 Reception honoring David Zarefsky Allen Center (program at 6:30) 7:00- Dinner ($100 reservation required) Allen Center

-- contact Robert Hariman, Chair Department of Communication Studies Northwestern University 2240 Campus Drive Evanston, IL 60208-1340 847-467-0746; 847-467-1036 (f) 847-425-7561 (h); 515-779-9706 (cell)

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