Truth, Lies and Propaganda: Ethical Communication in an Age of Spin
Dr. Randal Marlin
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Ottawa Public Library Main Auditorium
120 Metcalfe Street, Ottawa ON K1P 5M2
Participants are invited to attend an informal reception after the presentation, where a cash bar will be available.
BIOGRAPHY: The publication of Randal Marlin’s Propaganda and the Ethics of Persuasion in 2002 established him as one of the world’s leading authorities on propaganda. A 2nd edition was recently published in October 2013. His book was the fruition of many years of teaching a course on “Truth and Propaganda” to philosophy and journalism students at Carleton University where he is Adjunct Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy. As Vice-President of the International Jacques Ellul Society, Randal is organizing a conference on Ellul in Ottawa, July 13-15, 2014, on the theme of communicating humanly in an age of technology and spin. Randal holds degrees in philosophy from Princeton (AB), McGill (MA), and Toronto (Ph.D.).