Jack Kay, interim chancellor at U-M Flint, to visit campus to talk about the Internet as the latest frontier of hate-based activism

March 18, 2008

DEARBORN / March 18, 2008---Jack Kay, interim chancellor, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and communications professor at U-M Flint, will present “Hate on the Internet” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the BorgWarner Auditorium of the campus’s Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems Building.

The talk is part of UM-Dearborn’s Chancellor’s Lecture Series, and is sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor.

Kay will discuss the notion of the Internet being the latest frontier of hate-based activism, and offer suggestions on ways society can minimize the impact.

Kay is the author of numerous articles and books, including Argumentation: Inquiry and Advocacy. His research specializes in the power of language. Kay has conducted extensive research on extremist groups, focusing on the communication strategies of groups like the Ku Klux Klan, The Aryan Nation and neo-Nazi skinheads. In addition to being published in scholarly journals, Kay’s research is cited in newspapers, radio and television media. Kay has testified before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and served as a consultant to law enforcement agencies. His research activity includes a grant from the U.S. Department of State to work on democratization efforts with journalists and government officials in Siberia.

For more information about the lecture, contact the Office of the Chancellor at 313-593-5330.


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