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Baruch College Offers Expertise on Public Argument & Debate
Eric M. Gander is an Associate Professor of Public Argument in the Weissman School of Arts & Sciences and teaches courses undergraduate courses in Persuasion, Argumentation and Debate, and Communication Law and Free Speech. He also teaches graduate courses in Theories of Persuasion, and Legal and Ethical Issues in Corporate Communication.
He is available to comment on:
— Political Campaigns and Candidate Debates
— Public Argument on Scientific Issues
— Public Argument on Free Speech Issues
Gander’s research focuses on improving public argument by critiquing public discussion and debate on a wide range of issues in domains like science, political philosophy, law, and ethics.
His work has appeared in both the academic and popular press, including The Journal of Communication Studies, The University of Illinois Law Review, and The New York Times. He has also appeared on various television talk shows as an expert commentator on political and social issues.
He received his B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Rhetoric and Communication Studies from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Communication Studies from Northwestern University.