Bridges Academy: Braving Difficult Conversations During an Election Year

Bridges Academy: Braving Difficult Conversations During an Election Year

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  • Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Degheri Alumni Center, 120

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




A politically charged conversation with a person who holds different perspectives than your own can quickly turn tense, heated, and harmful. These conversations are regularly predictable, rarely influential, and feed partisan politics. However, it is possible to navigate this political terrain in productive ways, ways that improve relationships rather than damage them, that increase understanding rather than prevent it. Dr. Diane Keeling, a rhetorical scholar in the Department of Communication Studies, will discuss bad habits that prevent meaningful political dialogue and the practical communication skills that can enhance it.

Bridges Academy is a continuing education program for those 55 and older. Join us for exciting lectures given by USD’s leading faculty. All lectures are held mid-week on the picturesque USD campus. While the lecture series is free to all participants, the Office of Planned Giving encourages the growth of the Bridges Endowed Scholarship fund, which awards merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

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Degheri Alumni Center 228
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4724
Fax: (619) 260-4790

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