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Rights and Responsibilities:
A Symposium on Citizenship
Wake Forest University
Thursday, April 7, 2011

DEADLINE: March 10, 2011
Participants will be notified by March 21

The Department of Communication, the Institute for Public Engagement and
the Office of the Provost at Wake Forest University invite students,
scholars, community members, interest groups, and businesses to a
Symposium to discuss the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

We welcome all contributions addressing themes related to citizenship
(papers, proposals for panels, and other creative ideas). Issues may
include, but are not limited to:
• Voter participation and involvement
• Role of non-profit organizations
• Conceptions of state security and privacy rights
• Investing in local communities
• Rights of others
• Religion and citizenship
• Influence of social media, new media
• Policies on citizenship, rights and responsibilities

Papers must not exceed 25 pages and include a separate cover page with
complete contact information. No information identifying the author
should appear on the paper.

Panel Discussion/Debate/Roundtable Proposals must include a 250-word
abstract, a 250-word rationale, and a list of participants, their
affiliation and contact information.

Two $300 prizes will be awarded for Best Student Paper and for Best
Panel. A small scholarship for travel and lodging expenses is available.
If you wish to be considered for the scholarship, please include a short
letter with your application.

Send or e-mail all materials to:
Alessandra Beasley Von Burg
Department of Communication
Wake Forest University
Box 7347, Reynolda Station
Winston-Salem, NC 27109

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