The 2022 Stanfield Conversation: Digital Democracy

The theme of this year's conversation will be "Technology, Media Fragmentation, and the Crisis of Democracy in America" and will feature invited speakers: Dr. Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Dr. Ron Diebert, and Dr. Elizabeth Dubois. The moderator will be the host of CBC Nova Scotia's Information Morning and Dalhousie alum, Ms. Portia Clark. 


Technology, Media Fragmentation, and the Crisis of Democracy in America 

The 2022 Stanfield Conversation will take place on Thursday, October 20, 2022, within weeks of the US mid-term elections, providing an exceptional opportunity to engage with debates concerning the repercussions of new media and technology-enabled subversive practices for democratic politics. While the focus will be on the deepening crisis of democracy in America, the American experience must also be seen as both reflecting and shaping broader global trends. Because Canada has a unique degree of intimacy and vulnerability in its relations with the US, this year’s outstanding speakers bring diverse Canadian and American perspectives to bear on this critical nexus, including ways of responding to the challenges and threats it presents.  





McInnes Room
Dalhousie University Student Union Building
6136 University Ave.
Halifax, NS

The conversation will also be livestreamed online.



Additional Information

Registration is required to attend. 


Anne Swan