Civil Dialogue

In a Civil Dialogue session, volunteer participants consider a provocative statement and have the opportunity to embody a position on the statement ranging from “agree strongly” to “disagree strongly.” Participants are asked to follow guidelines for civility that are explained by the facilitator. The dialogue is then extended to the broader audience who are encouraged to respond with their own opinions and questions. Civil Dialogue is informed by rhetorical criticism and theories of performance and provides an innovative tool for productive citizen communication.

Innovative Inquiry

The Initiative for Innovative Inquiry promotes the exploration of human communication through methodologies, epistemologies and alternative representations of knowledge. We seek to stretch the boundaries of our traditional and foundational approaches for research.

2014-2015 Faculty News

WSCA 2015 Top Awards and Recognitions

Special Events and Lectures

Josh Rivedal, "the Gospel According to Josh"
March 20, 2014  7:30 p.m.  The Empty Space, Tempe

Previous Performances


Spring 2018 Theme: What Does "Change" Mean to You?

Center for Strategic Communication

The Center for Strategic Communication (CSC) is an initiative of the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.