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Previous Keynotes and Topics

2013

"Time to Move Beyond 'Civility'? What the President, the Media and the Rest of Us Should Do with a Second Term"
Dr. Don Waisanen, assistant professor, City University of New York

2012

"The Wound that Wants to Be Whole: A Call to Forgiveness"
Dr. Angela Brenton, dean, University of Arkansas

2011

“Media Effects on Identity Formation”
Dr. Keli Finnerty-Myers, professor, Pepperdine University

2010

“Ethics in Social Media”
Dr. Pauline Cheong, professor, Arizona State University

2009

“Ethical Dimensions of Popular Music”
We Five

2008

“Encouragement and Communication”
Dr. Paul King, professor, Texas Christian University

2007

“Communication and Forgiveness”
Dr. Douglas Kelley, professor, Arizona State University

2006

“Rhetoric of Reconciliation: Christian Speech in a Culture of Political Correctness and Violence”
Dr. Rev. Jerry Tankersley, senior pastor, Laguna Presbyterian Church

2005

“Transforming not Conforming: Christians Impacting Culture through the Mainstream Media”
Colleen Carroll Campbell, host, Faith and Culture, EWTN

2004

“Political Reporting and the Ethics of Jesus”
David Water, editor, Commercial Appeal,

2003

“Reality TV: Gender, Deception, and Ratings”
Lee C. Wilkins, professor, University of Missouri

2002

“The Rhetoric of Terrorism: A Christian Response”
Dr. Cliff Kelly, Focus on the Family

2001

“Rethinking Communication Ethics”
Dr. Walter R. Fisher, professor, University of Southern California

2000

“The Perils of Truth-Telling: Some Case Studies of Sissela Bok’s Principle of Veracity”
Dr. Michael Graves, professor, Regent University

1999

“Invitations to Dialogue”
Dr. W. Barnett Pearce, professor, Fielding Institute

1998

“Ethical Dimensions of Art and Communication”
Nigel Goodwin, Genesis Arts Trust, London

1997

“The Ethics of Friendship”
Dr. Em Griffin, professor, Wheaton College

1996

“Why Care? A New Way of Thinking About Rhetoric”
Dr. Helen Sterk, professor, Marquette University

1995

“Behind the Steamy Sex, Shiny Mercedes, and Air-Conditioned Dog Houses: The Ethics of TV Religion”
Dr. Quentin J. Schultze, professor, Wheaton College

1994

“The Ethics of Public Argument”
Dr. Ken Chase, professor, Wabash College

1993

“The Moral Rhetoric of the Abortion Controversy”
Dr. Murray W. Dempstar, professor, Southern California College

1992

“Can Social Responsibility Theory Survive Modern Contingency?”
Dr. Mark Facklar, professor, Wheaton College

1991

“A Case Against a Christian Ethic”
Dr. Fred Casmir, professor, Pepperdine University

1990

“New Media Technologies and Social Ethics”
Dr. Cliff Christians, professor, University of Illinois