Professor Harriet Malinowitz (English Department) on "Propaganda: Persuasion in the Age of Unreason"
The Richard L. Conolly College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Invites the LIU Brooklyn Campus Community to a Faculty Forum Presentation by Professor Harriet Malinowitz of the English Department
Title & Topic
"Propaganda: Persuasion in the Age of Unreason"
Why don’t human beings respond more consistently to logic and reason? Why do so many people vote and act against their self-interest? What is the difference between robust public debate and the engineering of consent? These are questions worth pondering on the eve of a national election.
Please join us as Professor Malinowitz examines the roots of contemporary propaganda in late 19th and early 20th century theories of “the crowd,” “the public,” and “the herd instinct,” as well as the pioneering of methods of mass manipulation.
When & Where
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Library Learning Center, Room 515
Refreshments will be served
For further information, please contact Gladys Schrynemakers (718-488-1001) or William Burgos (718-488-1094).
Note: This is part of the Campus-wide Faculty Forum program; it is not part of the English Department's own Faculty Forum: Works in Progress program.