IJPM Director Publishes New Book

Is civility dead? Americans ask this question every election season, but their concern is hardly limited to political campaigns. Doubts about civility regularly arise in just about every aspect of American public life. Rudeness runs rampant. Our news media is saturated with aggressive bluster and vitriol. Our digital platforms teem with expressions of disrespect and trolls. Reflecting these conditions, surveys show that a significant majority of Americans believe we are living in an age of unusual anger and discord. Everywhere we look, there seems to be conflict and hostility, with shared respect and consideration nowhere to be found. In a country that encourages thick skins and speaking one’s mind, is civility even possible, let alone desirable?

In How Civility Works, Keith J. Bybee explores the “crisis” in civility, looking closely at how civility intertwines with our long history of boorish behavior and the ongoing quest for pleasant company. Bybee argues that the very features that make civility ineffective and undesirable also point to civility’s power and appeal. Can we all get along? If we live by the contradictions on which civility depends, then yes, we can, and yes, we should.

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How Civility Works

Alternative Dispute Resolution

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Lecture Poster March 23

 

Law, Politics, and the Media

Lecture Series

Time: Wednesday, March 23rd at 4:00 PM

Location: Dineen Hall, Feinberg Lecture Hall – Room 360

Alternative Dispute Resolution:

Perspectives from a Judge

Hon. Joanne F. Alper ‘72

The Hon. Joanne Alper served on the Circuit Court for the Seventeenth Circuit of Virginia, and currently works as a Neutral with the McCammon Group.

Judge Alper helped to establish the Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media, bringing the College of Law, the Maxwell School, and the Newhouse School together.

Regulation of Internet Video Programming

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IJPM Lecture Poster - March 2

 

Law, Politics, and the Media

Lecture Series

Time: Wednesday, March 2nd at 4:00 PM

Location: Dineen Hall, Feinberg Lecture Hall – Room 360

Aereo, FilmOn X & The Regulatory Treatment of Video Programming Over the Internet

Wayne Johnsen

Wayne Johnsen is an attorney at Wiley Rein, LLP, and he represents broadcasters, cable operators, programmers, and financial institutions in a variety of regulatory, corporate, and transactional matters. He has extensive experience assisting clients with broadcast licensing and radio and television regulation, must carry, retransmission consent, program access, cable franchising, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ownership rules and policies, and foreign ownership issues.

Citizen Engagement

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Law, Politics, and the Media

Lecture Series

Time: Wednesday, February 24 at 4:00 PM

Location: Dineen Hall, Feinberg Lecture Hall – Room 360

Citizen Engagement: 

The Foundation of Democracy

Charlotte “Chuckie” Holstein

Chuckie Holstein is the founder and executive director of F.O.C.U.S. Greater Syracuse, a citizen-driven organization that fosters citizen creativity to impact change in Central New York. Initiated in 1997, F.O.C.U.S. enables citizens, organizations, and government to work together to enhance the quality of life for all citizens.

Co-sponsored by The Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media, and The Tully Center for Free Speech

Digital Strategies and Presidential Campaigns

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Law, Politics, and the Media

Lecture Series

Time: Wednesday, February 17 at 4:00 PM

Location: Dineen Hall, Feinberg Lecture Hall – Room 360

Contextualizing 2016:

Understanding the Evolution of Digital Strategy

in Presidential Campaigning

Jennifer Stromer-Galley

Director for the Center for Computational  and Data Sciences and Professor at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies.

Jennifer Stromer-Galley is the award-winning author of Presidential Campaigning in the Internet Age, a history of presidential campaigns as they adopted and adapted to digital communication technologies.

Co-sponsored by The Institute for the Study of the Judiciary, Politics, and the Media, and The Tully Center for Free Speech