Demeanor of Democracy:
Civility in Public Discourse*

Justice & Democracy Forum Series
UNLV Center for Democratic Culture
William S. Boyd School of Law
Tuesday, November 15, 2005 **

9:00 a.m. – 12 Noon

Moderator: Joan W. Howarth

Opening Statement
Dmitri Shalin, Director, UNLV Center for Democratic
Joan W. Howarth, Associate Dean, William S. Boyd School of Law

Welcome to Conference Participants
Michael W. Bowers, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, UNLV

 

Keynote Address: Social Health of Nevada
Governor Kenny C. Guinn

 

The First Amendment and the Limits of Free Speech
Hon. James C. Mahan, Federal District Court Judge
Peter Ernaut, President of Public Affairs, R & R Partners
Sylvia Lazos, Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law

Law, Ethics, and Negative Political Campaigning
Stacy M. Jennings, Executive Director,
Nevada Commission on Ethics
Gary Peck, Executive Director, Nevada Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union
Craig Walton, President, Nevada Center for Public Ethics

Mass Media and Uncivil Wars in Politics
Dina Titus, Senate Minority Leader, Professor of Political Science, UNLV
Jane Ann Morrison, Columnist, Las Vegas Review Journal
Ardyth Broadrick Sohn, Professor and Director, Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies

The Uses and Misuses of Civility in Public Discourse
Thomas B. McAffee, Professor, William S. Boyd School of Law
Dmitri N. Shalin, Professor & Director, UNLV Center for Democratic Culture

Moderator
Joan W. Howarth, Associate Dean, William S. Boyd School of Law
 


*Conference attendance is free; the forum is held at William S. Boyd School of Law, Room 102.
**To arrange for CLE credit through Clark County Bar Association, please email cdclv@unlv.nevada.edu.
***For more information about the Justice & Democracy Forum series visit www.unlv.edu/centers/cdclv.