Panel: “Freedom to Agree to Disagree? General Semantics, Political Discourse, and the 2016 Presidential Campaign and Election”

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The following panel has been programmed for the Eastern Communication Association‘s 108th Annual 2016 Convention at the Omni Parker Hotel in Boston, March 29-April 2, 2017.

The panel is scheduled for Friday afternoon, March 31, 2017, from 2:00-3:15 p.m.

Freedom to Agree to Disagree? General Semantics, Political Discourse, and the 2016 Presidential Campaign and Election

Sponsor: Institute of General Semantics
Chair: Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College

Thom Gencarelli, Manhattan College
Martin Levinson, Institute of General Semantics
Mike Plugh, Manhattan College
Lance Strate, Fordham University

This roundtable panel discussion is sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics, an affiliate organization of the ECA. The panelists will try to make some sense of, and draw conclusions about, the 2016 political season in the U.S. by applying the concepts of general semantics to the particular discourse that characterized this unusual Presidential campaign cycle and election.