"Liberating Structures: Simple, Subtle, Powerful"

"Liberating Structures: Simple, Subtle, Powerful"

Dr. Arvind Singhal

3.27.2013

Dr. Arvind Singhal

Dr. Arvind Singhal, a renowned communication and social change scholar from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), is currently serving as a William J. Clinton Distinguished Fellow at the Clinton School. Singhal, an endowed professor of communication and director of research and outreach for the Sam Donaldson Center for Communication Studies at UTEP, is teaching Dynamics of Social Change, a required course dealing with the elements of social change in a democratic society.

Singhal has coauthored or edited 10 books and monographs, including his latest, “Protecting Children from Exploitation and Trafficking: Using the Positive Deviance Approach,” which discusses a method of creating social change from within a society.

Singhal’s research has been supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the U.N. Joint Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), UNICEF and others. He has served as an advisor to the World Bank, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, UNICEF, the U.N. Development Program, UNAIDS, the U.S. Department of State; USAID, Family Health International, Save the Children, the BBC World Service Trust and others.

Dr. Arvind Singhal, a renowned communication and social change scholar from the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP), will give a lecture on “Liberating Structures,” a set of three dozen structured environments that enable people to interact in a way that releases their creative potential. This philosophy argues that conventional structures are too inhibiting, such as classroom settings, or too loose, such as open discussions; while liberating structures can allow individuals to be more productive.

Singhal serves as a William J. Clinton Distinguished Fellow at the Clinton School where he is teaching a core course in the Master of Public Service degree program on communication and conflict resolution. He has served as an advisor to the World Bank, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization, UNICEF, the U.N. Development Program, UNAIDS, the U.S. Department of State; USAID, Family Health International, Save the Children, the BBC World Service Trust and others.

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Date/Time

Date(s) – 03/27/2013
6:00 pm

Location

Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall