Presidential Debate Lecture Series: Politeness in Presidential Debates


Sep. 22, 2016, 4pm to 5pm

Campus Location

Office/Remote Location

Greenspun Hall Auditorium, first floor


As part of the UNLV Presidential Debate Lecture Series, Dr. Edward Hinck, professor at the College of Communication & Fine Arts at Central Michigan University, will discuss politeness in presidential debates.

Dr. Hinck's interests lie in the study of political debate and forensic pedagogy. Currently, Dr. Hinck is in the process of working on a book project with his colleagues William O. Dailey and Shelly Hinck on how face saving and face threatening strategies shape audience's perceptions of candidates in presidential and vice presidential debates. As the director of the Forensics Program at CMU, he enjoys coaching undergraduates in speech activities sponsored by the National Forensic Association and mentoring graduate assistants who serve as assistant coaches.

UNLV-TV will record the event and the video will be housed on the UNLV Libraries Digital Scholarship institutional repository. 

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Communication Studies
Jacob Thompson

External Sponsor

UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, UNLV Libraries, and the UNLV Presidential Debate Campus Engagement Committee