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The Lost Art of Listening: The Missing Key to Democratic and Civil Society Participation

A Department of Media and Communications Public Lecture 

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2016
Time: 6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Speaker: Jim Macnamara
Respondents: Stephen Coleman, Sandra Jovchelovitch
Chair: Nick Couldry

In this public lecture, Jim Macnamara will report findings from his international research showing that organisations including government, corporations, and many institutions do not listen, and he argues that increased organisational listening is key to reinvigorating democracy and civil society.

Jim Macnamara (@jimmacnamara) is Professor of Public Communication, University of Technology Sydney and Visiting Professor at the LSE Department of Media & Communications.

Stephen Coleman is Professor of Political Communication at the University of Leeds.

Sandra Jovchelovitch is Professor of Social Psychology at LSE.

Nick Couldry (@couldrynick) is Professor of Media, Communications and Social Theory, and Head of the Department of Media and Communications.

Book associated with this event:  Macnamara, J. (2016) Organizational Listening: The Missing Essential in Public Communication. (Peter Lang, New York).

Follow the conversation by tweeting #LSEListening

Free and open to all. Followed by a drinks reception.

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