October 2, 2017 / Modified oct 2, 2017 2:26 p.m.

Truth and Trust in the Global Scene

5th Annual College of Social & Behavioral Science Downtown Lecture Series

SBS lecture series truth and trust 2017 hero 5th Annual Downtown Lecture Series presented by the UA College of Social & Behavioral Science (PHOTO: SBS)

Truth and Trust in the Global Scene
Wednesday, October 11
Thursdays, October 19 & 26
6:30pm | Fox Tucson Theatre

In our current “post-truth” era of alternative facts and fake news, how do we maintain trust in each other, in our elections, in our journalists and media outlets, and in our governments and world leaders? How do we reclaim truth and rebuild trust? What will the future hold if we can’t? This fall, join the UA College of Social and Behavioral Sciences for a series of discussions with national experts who will explore the current state of American truth, trust, and global relations.

  • Wednesday, October 11
    THE FUTURE OF ELECTIONS: WHO AND WHAT CAN WE TRUST?
    A Conversation with the Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, Carolyn Lukensmeyer
    As identity politics, partisan incivility, media, and special interests reshape both the country and the vote, this discussion considers the pivotal role of trustworthiness in maintaining a democratic society and whether elections as we know them have a future. More information on the SBS website

  • Thursday, October 19
    REDEFINING JOURNALISM IN THE POST-TRUTH ERA
    An Interview with the Executive Editor of The New York Times, Dean Baquet
    In an age where the facts are up for grabs, The New York Times not only reports the news, but also frequently appears in the headlines for challenging government obfuscation and dishonesty. Join us for a one-on-one conversation with Executive Editor Dean Baquet on redefining journalism and safeguarding its integrity in these unprecedented times. More information on the SBS website

  • Thursday, October 26
    WHAT THE NEWS DOESN’T TELL YOU ABOUT RISING GLOBAL CONFLICT
    A Conversation with the former State Department Head of Counterterrorism, Ambassador Daniel Benjamin
    While news coverage of conflict is plentiful, it often does not divulge the inside stories behind the rise in authoritarian rule, terrorism, and civil war that shape much of our world today. This conversation with counterterrorism expert Ambassador Daniel Benjamin reveals what the news won’t about international politics, diplomacy, and the future of global conflict in its many guises. More information on the SBS website

AZPM will also be livestreaming these discussions at livestream.com/azpm


TICKETS
The conversations are free and open to the public, but tickets are required at the door. Reserve your tickets for each event in advance online. For more information, call the UA College of Social & Behavioral Sciences at (520) 621-1112 during normal business hours.

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