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Speaker Will Discuss Role of Public Dialogue in Community-building
For release: Feb. 26, 2001
For more information, contact Gabrielle Maxey

Dr. W. Barnett Pearce, a leading communication scholar, will visit The University of Memphis to present a lecture Tuesday, March 6. His talk, "Community Building in the 21st Century Through Public Dialogue," will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Fogelman Executive Center. A reception hosted by Africa in April and radio station WUMR will follow.

Pearce has served as a senior visiting fellow at Oxford University as well as a Fulbright scholar in Argentina. He is a member of the faculty of the Human and Organizational Development Program at the Fielding Institute, co-principal of Pearce Associates and a founding member of the Public Dialogue Consortium.

Pearce is the author of seven books and more than 100 articles on communication.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is the fourth presentation in the Michael M. Osborn Lecture Series hosted by The U of M Department of Communication. For more information, call 678-2350.

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