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The Knight School is sponsoring an innovative learning experience for undergraduate students in the fall surrounding the Democratic National Convention: a conference-style seminar and field work during the DNC 2012.
The two-day seminar held on Thursday, August 30, and Friday, August 31, 2012 will feature a variety of sessions including:
- Charlotte’s history
- The role of mega-events in the life of urban centers
- The history of political conventions
- Glimpses of unusual circumstances surrounding past political conventions
- The role of citizens in the political process
- The influences of faith, rhetoric, race, finance, and media technology in politics and citizenship
- The need for digital literacy in current citizenship
- Political protest
- and more…
CALL FOR PRESENTERS
If you’re an expert in one of the topics above or another topic related to Charlotte and the Convention, we want you to be a part of these unique learning experience.
Presentations will vary in length from 15 – 75 minutes. Proposals may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and should include a title, a description, the names of the speaker(s), and the proposed time allotment proposed for the session. Panel discussions, lecture-based presentations, multimedia sessions, experiential learning, and other innovative sessions are welcome.