The Word of the Year for 2016 is “post-truth,” defined by Oxford Dictionaries as an adjective “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.”

Come discuss the word of the year and its off-spring “alternative facts,” the origins in Brexit and the election of Trump, and what a “post-truth” world means.
The lead professors will be Daniela Chalaniova, Dean of IRD, and George Hays II, Chair of IR; both analysts of conceptualizations of “truth.”