Conviction Project Concept

The project goal is to produce a series of short one-on-one video conversations with guests reflecting on their personal convictions from a number of different perspectives. The focus will be on the idea, the practice, and the communication of personal convictions.

Conversations will last approximately 30-45 minutes, and the full recording will be displayed on the “Conversations” page. Every guest will have the opportunity to review and approve the final edit of the full conversation prior to publication.

The series is hosted and produced by Anke Finger. Anke Finger is Professor of German Studies, Media Studies, and Comparative Literature in the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages at the University of Connecticut. From 2017-2019, she served as the Public Outreach Director for the “Humility and Conviction in Public Life Project.” She is also affiliated with the Department of Digital Media and Design.

Anke Finger was born in a place that no longer exists, the German Democratic Republic. Incidentally, “conviction” was a politically charged term pointing to one’s unrelenting faithfulness to the party system in the former East Germany.

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