Want to attend the 12th Biennial Public Address Conference upcoming
September 30 - October 2, 2010, but can't make it to Pittsburgh? Let
us bring some of the featured content to you live!
You are just a few clicks away from setting up your virtual ticket to
what promises to be stellar criticism and commentary on the conference
theme of "Human Rights Rhetoric: Controversies, Conundrums and Community
We have arranged for high-quality audio and video recordings of the
following panels to be streamed live via the University of Pittsburgh's
MediaSite platform, which also enables remote viewers to contribute written
questions that we will be compiling and considering for inclusion during
the audience Q&A session for each panel:
Friday, October 1, 2010, 12:40 - 1:45 p.m. EDT http://xrl.us/amnestydebate
Public debate on the motion: "This House Believes Amnesty
is a Necessary Tool to Address Gross Human Rights Violations in Deeply Divided
Societies."Marie-Odile Hobeika, University of Pittsburgh and Amber
Kelsie, University of Pittsburgh; vs. touring British national debate
champions Mary Nugent, University of Cambridge, and Lewis Iwu, BPP School
of Law, London.
Friday, October 1, 2010, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. EDT http://xrl.us/boortonn
Mari Boor Tonn, University of Richmond, "'From the Eye to
Industrial Labor's Mary Harris 'Mother' Jones and the Rhetorics of Display."
Respondents will include Lawrence Prelli, University of New Hampshire
and Cara Finnegan, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. EDT http://xrl.us/hartnett
Stephen John Hartnett, University of Colorado at Denver, ³Speaking
with the Damned: or, Prison Education, Social Justice, and Communication as
a Human Right." Respondents will include Gerard Hauser, University of
Colorado at Boulder and Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh
Finally, Kirt Wilson, Pennsylvania State University, will deliver a
keynote address during the conference's opening session: "More than
The Fight for Black Freedom as a Human Rights Struggle." Respondents
will include Robert Terrill, Indiana University and Raymie McKerrow,
Ohio University. We wish we could bring this panel to you live, but university
firewall restrictions require us to tape the event and make it available
for web streaming late on September 30 or early the next day on October
Want more conference information? Visit our conference website at:
Technical questions? Contact the conference AV coordinator Gordon Mitchell
at gordonm at pitt dot edu.
Professor Lester Olson
Department of Communication
University of Pittsburgh