Public policy author to speak March 5 on deliberation and trust

LAWRENCE — Communications Professor Robert Asen with the University of Wisconsin-Madison will deliver a lecture titled "Notes on the Relationship Between Deliberation and Trust." His lecture will be at 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, in 100 Stauffer-Flint Hall.

Asen conducts research and teaching in the areas of public policy debate, public sphere studies, and rhetoric and critical theory. His research explores relationships between social and economic inequality and public deliberation, as well as issues that arise in theorizing a post-bourgeois public sphere. He is the author (or editor) of several books, including Public Modalities (2010); Invoking the Invisible Hand: Social Security and the Privatization Debates (2009); Visions of Poverty: Welfare Policy and Political Imagination (2002); and Counterpublics and the State (2001).

Asen’s lecture is sponsored by the KU Student Senate, Ars Rhetorica, the Hall Center for the Humanities and the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. This event is free and open to the public.