We are an interdisciplinary consortium of faculty and graduate students at UC Davis. We bring speakers to campus each academic year with the goal of establishing working relationships across the UC Davis campus and the community at large.

Our Spring 2019 Speaker Events

Please join Rhetoric@Davis on Thursday, May 2 from 4:30-6:00 PM in Voorhies Hall, room 126 for our first of two spring quarter events.

Rex Stem, Associate Professor of Classics at UC Davis, will talk about what happens to political rhetoric in times of heated political division. He argues, via the depiction of Catiline by Cicero and Sallust, that extreme partisanship corrupts the true names for things and causes the same words to mean different things to different audiences, thereby eroding the effectiveness of deliberative politics.

This is the fifth of a series of events focused on Classical Rhetoric that Rhetoric@Davis has planned for 2018-2019.

Legal scholar and Davis attorney, Tony Tanke, will facilitate a follow-up discussion on Thursday, May 23, from 4:30-6:00 PM in Voorhies Hall, room 126.

See Forthcoming Events for more information.