Strategic Political Communication Syllabus

Syllabus: Strategic Political Communication Fall 2017 DRAFT v.1 – Updated 8/1/17 “The world is still in want of clear-headed citizens, tempered by historical perspective, disciplined by rational thinking and moral compass, who speak well and write plainly.” Lee Pelton, President of Emerson College Logistics Grading Short essays: 10% each, total of 40% (details below) Final Exam: 25% (details… Continue reading

If those who work in politics have an ethical responsibility, to whom do they have it?

Earlier this year I tried to open a can of worms by asking what if any ethical responsibilities do I have as a political professional and an associate professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University? That question in turn begs the question: if I have a responsibility, to whom or what do I… Continue reading

Syllabus: Strategic Political Communication

The School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University Syllabus : Strategic Political Communication – SMPA 3353 Fall 2017 Tuesday and Thursday 12:45 – 2:00pm – MPA 307 Instructor: Peter Loge ploge@gwu.edu “The world is still in want of clear-headed citizens, tempered by historical perspective, disciplined by rational thinking and moral compass, who speak… Continue reading

Your act of respectful political behavior is unlikely to change the world. That doesn’t really matter.

  Another shooting, another call for unity, another symbolic act. Another round of placing blame and denying personal responsibility.  Representative Mark Sanford (R-SC) says Trump is partially to blame for the shooting and former Speaker Newt Gingrich blames the “the left.” The President calls for unity, even as he attacks our democratic institutions. After U.S…. Continue reading