Diplomacy&Beyond: David A. Frank

On 2 December the next event of Diplomacy & Beyond talk series will host David A. Frank. The discussion intends to reveal how can the international community best express its support of the Palestinian people. The talk will be focusing on Rashid Khalidi’s Prescription for Solidarity with the Palestinian People: The Cultural Diplomacy of Ayman Odeh, Knesset MP, and Palestinian Citizen of Israel.

David A. Frank is a professor emeritus of rhetoric and political communication in the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.  The author and coauthor of six books and 50 scholarly journal articles, Professor Frank studies the use of rhetoric and argumentative reason in value conflicts. He writes and teaches courses on rhetorical history and theory, civil rights rhetoric, the Israeli-Palestinian relationship, and the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities.  He has received research awards alone and in collaboration with colleagues from the Mellon Foundation, Stanley Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, and the Korea Research Foundation.

Dr. Frank and his colleague Robert Rowland were awarded the Kohrs-Campbell Prize in Rhetorical Criticism for their book Shared Land / Conflicting Identity: Trajectories of Israeli and Palestinian Symbol Use. His co-authored book Frames of Evil: The Holocaust as Horror in American Film, (with Kay Picard) is, according to Robert Burgoyne, the “definitive treatment of a subject that until now has never been fully explored.”  Professor Frank has been interviewed by reporters from the Washington Post, National Public Radio, and a host of other American and international media sources. He was recognized with the “article of the year” award by the Communication and Religion Association.  He served a five-year term as the academic dean of the Clark Honors College and has received six teaching awards in his career.  Professor Frank is married to Marjorie Enseki, a retired kindergarten teacher.  They have two sons, Michael (a student at Yale Law School) and Justin (a Masters Degree student in University of Southern California Dworak-Peck School of Social Work)

The participation is free of charge. Registration is required. See the registration form below.



2 December 2021 | Thu | 5 pm (CET)



Zoom: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83903028316



17:00 – Introduction
17:15 – Moderated talk with David A. Frank
18:00 – Questions and open discussion

Host: Afonso Morango
Moderator: Jan Kouril

This webinar is a part of the “Visegrad Academy of Cultural Diplomacy” project. The project is supported by the Polish Ministry for Culture, National Heritage, and Sport, co-financed from the Culture Promotion Fund. The Visegrad Academy of Cultural Diplomacy project is coordinated by the Instytut Dyplomacji Gospodarczej (Poland) and partnered by the Institute for Cultural Relations Policy (Hungary), Mladi Konzervativci (Czechia), and Občiansko-demokratická mládež (Slovakia).


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