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Social Media, Misinformation & Democracy

September 27, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In many of our communities, the differences and divisions in our society have been inescapable these last years. As we grapple with issues related to civil discourse we find ourselves asking: Are we coming apart, or is this a new beginning of coming together?

In this spirit we invite citizens across the United States to join us for a special event: Social Media, Misinformation, and Democracy: How should we think about social media and its outsized role in our democratic life?

This webinar is presented by Leadership Ohio and the National Institute for Civil Discourse with moderation by James W. Murray, VP, Leadership Ohio. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Dr. Lisa Duty, Executive Director, Leadership Ohio at lisaduty@leadershipohio.org.



Timothy Shaffer, Ph.D.
SNF Chair of Civil Discourse @Biden School of Public Policy, University of Delaware
Timothy J. Shaffer is the inaugural Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Chair of Civil Discourse in the Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration at the University of Delaware. Additionally, he has a joint appointment in the Department of Communication. Shaffer is also director of Civic Engagement and Deliberative Democracy with the National Institute for Civil Discourse at the University of Arizona. Connected to these efforts, Shaffer also serves as the associate editor of the Journal of Deliberative Democracy, as a country expert on deliberative democracy with the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem Institute) research project, and as a co-director guiding the work of the Deliberative Pedagogy Lab, an international project focused on applied scholarship about the ways that deliberation can transform higher education educational approaches and environments. Continue reading at: https://www.timothyjshaffer.com

Frank LaRose
Secretary of State @State of Ohio
Frank LaRose took office as Ohio’s 51st Secretary of State on January 14th, 2019. Prior to being elected to statewide office, he served two terms in the State Senate representing the 27th Senate District in northeast Ohio. As Ohio’s Secretary of State, LaRose is doing his part to deliver a thriving democracy and a prosperous economy. In his role as Ohio’s chief elections officer, he’s working to ensure Ohio’s elections are secure, accurate and accessible. He is also supporting Ohio entrepreneurs as the sole authority to receive and approve articles of incorporation for Ohio businesses. In the legislature, LaRose spearheaded efforts to increase government transparency and efficiency, particularly in the areas of elections administration and regulatory reform. Continue reading at: https://www.ohiosos.gov/secretary-office/biography/

Stephanie Howse
Council Member @City of Cleveland
Stephanie Howse is a caregiver, mentor, and public servant, presently serving as Ward 7 Councilwoman in Cleveland City Council. Her journey in civic engagement spans over 30 years, beginning as a campaign street team member helping her mom, the Honorable Annie L. Key, pass out flyers to help candidates get elected. Through the years, she has grown to understand the interconnections between the laws created and the social, economic, and physical environments community members face in working toward breaking generational poverty. Prior to joining Cleveland City Council, Stephanie served as an Ohio State Representative, Educator, Consultant and Engineer. Her range of lived experiences keeps her grounded in the realities of everyday people and motivates her to use her public platform to share uncomfortable truths and engage in uncomfortable conversations to move our community forward for the benefit of all. Continue reading at: https://www.clevelandcitycouncil.org/council/council


Cleveland, United States