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THINKING AND SPEAKING A BETTER WORLD

Fourth International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the Pedagogy of Empowerment

11-13 January 2013, Doha, Qatar
Qatar National Convention Center

Organized by QatarDebate Center

Affiliate organizations:

-World Debate Institute, University of Vermont, USA

-Za in Proti Institute for a Culture of Dialogue, Slovenia

-International Society for the Study of Argumentation, Netherlands

-International Center for the Advancement of Political Communication and Argumentation, USA

WEBSITE
http://www.qatardebate.org/en/Home/fourth-ICARD-PE/fourth-ICARD-PE.aspx

The conference will welcome scholars and educators from diverse fields for vigorous dialogue and exchange.  This conference will unite scholars of argumentation and rhetoric, teachers, and organizers of local, national and international debating networks to discuss critical thinking and advocacy discourse through pedagogy.  We intend for the conference to welcome all who are involved in public discussions and debates about different issues.

This conference is extremely timely.  A global information society which seeks reasoned solutions to problems through broad citizen involvement needs to develop and refine techniques for criticizing and validating ideas through discourse and then impart these to new generations of citizens if we are to create a better future and avoid looming crises.  This conference represents a unique opportunity to share ideas, network and cross-fertilize with global critical thinkers. (more…)

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