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Alfred Charles Snider

Born in California, he attended Brown University, Emerson College and the University of Kansas. He has been the Edwin W. Lawrence Professor of Forensics at the University of Vermont since 1982. He studies active communication situations, especially argumentation, persuasion and debate, and how they can lead to more just, peaceful and convivial futures. He teaches courses in the role of communication in influence and civic engagement along with the study of rhetoric.

He directs the Lawrence Debate Union and the World Debate Institute. Has done debate training in over forty-four countries. He manages large Internet sites, hosts television and radio programs, and designs and implements training programs to increase critical thinking and critical advocacy in a variety of settings.

"I believe that a desirable future depends on our deliberately choosing a life of action over a life of consumption, on our engendering a lifestyle which will enable us to be spontaneous, independent, yet related to each other, rather than maintaining a lifestyle which only allows to make and unmake, produce and consume - a style of life which is merely a way station on the road to the depletion and pollution of the environment. The future depends more upon our choice of institutions which support a life of action than on our developing new ideologies and technologies."
-Ivan Illich, 1973

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