22 Apr 2014

Ben Voth – Ending Genocide in the 21st Century – TEDxSMU Spring 2014

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Dr. Ben Voth teaches and coaches students in order to equip them to have a voice in society. Voth works with a variety of individuals such as Holocaust survivors, national speech champions, top speakers in debate, community advocates, and government leaders to ensure that the human value of being heard is instilled. His research in rhetoric and argumentation studies helps clarify how persuasion can work to improve society, whether discerning the symbolic processes driving genocide around the globe or understanding how comedy relieves our sense of anxiety about politics. Voth has coached top national debate programs such as the University of Kansas, Baylor University and Miami University. Voth is a public speaking consultant for the City of Plano as well as the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. He is author of The Rhetoric of Genocide: Death as a Text, a book from Rowman & Littlefield’s academic press on political communication.

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