[eDebate] van Eemeren to keynote Better World Conference

Alfred Snider alfred.snider
Sat Sep 8 10:33:01 CDT 2007

Frans van Eemeren, perhaps the most noted argumentation scholar in the 
world, has agreed to be the keynote speaker in argumentation at the 2008 
International Conference on Argumentation, Rhetoric, Debate and the 
Pedagogy of Empowerment -- THINKING AND SPEAKING A BETTER WORLD, 11-13 
April 2008, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Professor van Eemeren will also serve 
on the argumentation evaluation committee along with David Williams of 
Florida Atlantic University will also be on that committee.

Here is a description of Frans van Eemeren's background from 

Frans van Eemeren is Professor in the Department of Speech 
Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric in the University of 
Amsterdam and director of the research programme 'Argumentation in 
discourse' of the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis. His research 
interests include argumentation theory and rhetorical and dialectical 
analysis of argumentative discourse.

Prof. Frans van Eemeren is internationally recognised researcher in the 
field of argumentation theory and rhetoric, as is visible by his 
numerous credits (keynotes, awards, guest professorships, translations 
into Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, etc.); Supervised 24 doctoral 
students who all graduated; Editor and member of editorial boards of a 
large number of international scientific journals (editor of 
Argumentation, the most important journal in the field) and book series 
(such as Kluwer Academic?s Argumentation Library); Chairman of 
theInternational Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA); 
Administrator and experienced programme manager who also has experience 
in leading and attending international educational programmes (among 
others DASA and University College Utrecht). Acting director of the 
Institute for Cultural Analysis and director of the research programme 
Argumentation in Discourse (ASCA). Currently he is also a Guest 
Professor at New York University.

His publications include Studies in Pragma-Dialectics (with Rob 
Grootendorst, eds., 1994); Fundamentals of Argumentation Theory. 
Handbook of Historical Backgrounds and Contemporary Developments (with 
Rob Grootendorst, A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans and others, 1996); Logic 
and Argumentation (with Johan van Benthem, Rob Grootendorst and Frank 
Veltman, eds., 1996).

Find complete information about the conference at 

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