Teaching International presents 'Starving for Speech'

Michael Vicaro will present “Starving for Speech: Hunger Striking as Political Speech from Northern Ireland to Guantanamo Bay” at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, in the Ostermayer Room of the Student Community Center at Penn State Greater Allegheny.
Vicaro is an instructor of communications at Penn State Greater Allegheny. His research focuses on communicative interaction in hostile environments. He is currently completing a doctoral dissertation at the University of Pittsburgh on detention and interrogation policy in the global war on terrorism. His work has been published in the journal Rhetoric and Public Affairs.
This program is sponsored by Teaching International, which began in 2004 to promote greater awareness of global trends and civic engagement and to broaden students' understanding of intercultural and international issues. This year's focus on the Celtic Nations, defined as Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany, Isle of Man, and Cornwall. The accompanying theme for the year is water, which not only is related to sustainability issues, but to broader themes such as human rights.
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Last Updated January 23, 2013