Attend 2 sessions and get an additional FREE drink! All Participants must be 21 or over
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The HoDo Restaurant and Lounge
101 N Broadway, Fargo, North Dakota
FAKE NEWS: Causes, Treatments, and Cures*
Fake News needs to be understood as belonging to the long history of propaganda. Though Fake News is a relatively recent term, the phenomenon of inaccurate or completely fabricated information has long existed. This presentation will offer a brief history of propaganda in order to understand how Fake News is similar and different to other forms of propaganda.
Be ready for a lively discussion of how we can leverage the historical and contemporary research in propaganda studies so as to combat the production, circulation, and reception of Fake News through personal, journalistic, and policy actions.
Robert Mejia is an Assistant Professor of Communication at North Dakota State University. His scholarship explores how communication infrastructure and technologies affect society. In 2018, he was awarded the National Communication Association's Critical and Cultural Studies Division's emerging scholar award.
COMMUNITY AND VALUES*
What does it mean to be a member of a community? What kind of values are important to a community? What even is community?
North Dakota Director of Community Inclusion and Community Service Expert, Jessica Thomasson will share some of her expertise as we think about and drink to Community.
Professor Dennis Cooley received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Rochester in 1995. His teaching and research interests include theoretical and applied ethics with a focus on pragmatism, bioethics, business ethics, personhood, and death and dying. He is the author of Technology, Transgenics, and a Practical Moral Code (Springer, 2009), Death’s Values and Obligations: A Pragmatic Framework (Springer, 2015), and co-edited Passing/Out: Identity Veiled and Revealed (Ashgate, 2012). He is Secretary General of the International Academy of Medical Ethics and Public Health, co-editor of Springer’s International Library of Ethics, Law and the New Medicine, Associate Editor of Elsevier’s Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, and Director of the Northern Plains Ethics Institute.
*Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented or expressed during these programs do not necessarily reflect those of Humanities North Dakota or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
This series invites you to participate in a facilitated public conversation with scholars who have expertise on a certain subject. The idea isn't to create consensus, but to foster an environment open to the discussion of varying viewpoints, ideas, and perspectives.