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The Power of Words
03-04-2017 at 20:00 - 21:30
Speeches are a main element of every day politics. Whether on a regional, national or international level, speeches are observed, commented and criticized, but rarely do we think about the work that lies behind all of these phrases which are meant to convince us. Political Rhetoric – a topic rarely discussed in public, but yet a big part of our everyday lives. Therefore we invited two speakers who would love to share their knowledge with you!
Paul van den Hoven is a professor of language and communication at the University of Utrecht and expert in Rhetoric Criticism. Bas van Horn is a speechwriter and journalist with experience in various political fields. How does manipulation connect to the right choice of words? What are important rhetorical methods we do not even recognize while listening to speeches? If you are interested in learning more about what happens behind the curtains, join us in Club Kiwi on April 3rd, 20:00.
The lecture will be held in English and is open and free for everyone!