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Communication Experts Available to Discuss the Rhetorical Legacy of Nelson Mandela

December 6, 2013
Experts Available
Government, Political
Washington, DC  -  As the world mourns the death of former South African President Nelson Mandela, newspapers, online media, and social networks are overflowing with recollections of his motivational words and inspiring quotes.
Members of the National Communication Association who study rhetoric with an emphasis on the powerful discourse that helped shape reconciliation in South Africa are available to provide unique perspectives on the rhetorical legacy of Nelson Mandela:

Erik Doxtader, Ph.D.
University of South Carolina
Professor of Rhetoric
Sr. Research Fellow, Institute for Justice and Reconciliation, Cape Town, South Africa
Dr. Doxtader specializes in the history of South Africa, history and dynamics of reconciliation in South Africa, South African transitional politics, South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, human rights discourse, and transitional justice.  

Kenneth S. Zagacki, Ph.D.
North Carolina State University
Professor of Rhetoric and Head of the Department of Communication
Dr. Zagacki’s research includes the study of presidential speeches, rhetoric of scientific argumentation, the rhetorical dimensions of visual communication, and the relationship between philosophy and rhetoric. 
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