Robert Hariman

Robert Hariman

Bob HarimanHariman received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in Communication Studies. Hariman teaches rhetorical theory and the critical study of public culture, which focuses on the relationship between art and argument in the formation of political experience. His scholarship focuses on the role of style in human affairs, particularly with regard to political judgment and the discursive constitution of modern society. His publications include Political Style: The Artistry of Power, as well as edited volumes on Popular Trials, Post-Realism, and Prudence. Hariman has written numerous book chapters and journal articles in several disciplines with recent work including a book co-authored with John Louis Lucaites, No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture, and Liberal Democracy. He and John also post daily at their blog on photojournalism and public culture, nocaptionneeded.com.


Course

Communication, Management & Ethics
This course provides a program for systematic reflection on the ethical dimension of managerial communication. The program of study will raise both “philosophical” and “practical” questions, and focus in particular on that zone of human interaction where it is difficult to be either wholly principled or merely practical. The course will include discussion of representative texts and case studies, including attention to predicaments encountered or observed during the term. The readings will refer to several perspectives on ethical judgment, the demands and evasions defining various communicative practices, the conflicting responsibilities of institutional work, the relationship between private and public interests, and other concerns as well. The analysis of specific cases will culminate in a final paper on a characteristic moral predicament in communicating effectively.