Listening to diverse voices…
Speaking the language of democracy

The Mark and Heather Rosenker Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership unites research, education, and public engagement to foster democratic communication by a diverse people.

As part of the Department of Communication, a unit of the College of Arts and Humanities at the University of Maryland, The Rosenker Center is committed to the advancement of a diverse and productive democracy through the study of human communication.

The Rosenker Center sponsors programs designed to explore the nexus between communication behavior and political life, and is a resource for the political community, offering expertise, analysis, and commentary about political communication.

  • Mark and Heather Rosenker at the naming ceremony for the Rosenker Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership

    Mark and Heather Rosenker Unveil Rosenker Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership
  • Heather Rosenker at the naming ceremony of The Rosenker Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership

    Heather Rosenker at the Inception of The Rosenker Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership
  • Mark Rosenker and William Cohen, Associate Provost

    Mark Rosenker at University of Maryland
  • Shawn Parry-Giles and Mark Rosenker

    Mark Rosenker with Shawn Parry-Giles
  • L to R, Brig. General Timothy White, Major General Mark Rosenker, Assoc. Provost William Cohen

    Mark Rosenker with Others
  • Mark Rosenker Air Force Retirement

    Mark Rosenker Air Fore Retirement
  • Mark Rosenker and staff with President George W. Bush aboard Air Force One on 911

    Mark Rosenker and staff with President George W. Bush aboard Air Force one
  • Mark Rosenker with President George W. Bush

    Mark Rosenker with President George W Bush
  • Mark Rosenker and staff with President George W. Bush on Air Force One

    Mark Rosenker with President George W. Bush and staff on Air Force One

Recovering Democracy Archives
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Recovering Democracy Archives

The Recovering Democracy Archives mission is to create a digital archive of lesser-known but important public speeches that remain hidden within the vaults of archival depositories or in obscure…
Lauren Vance
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Her Carnival of Dreams

Lauren Vance is a graduate of the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. During the lecture, Lauren spoke about her career in network news, documentary series, and film making--a…
Lauren Vance
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Her Carnival of Dreams

Lauren Vance is a graduate of the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. During the lecture, Lauren spoke about her career in network news, documentary series, and film making--a career she launched with an internship in Washington, DC with CBS News.
Frederick Douglass Image
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Frederick Douglass: His Voice, His Legacy

The University of Maryland’s College of Arts and Humanities, in sponsorship with the Department of Communication and the Rosenker Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership, will present “Frederick Douglass: His Voice, His Legacy.”
Recovering Democracy Archives
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Recovering Democracy Archives

The Recovering Democracy Archives mission is to create a digital archive of lesser-known but important public speeches that remain hidden within the vaults of archival depositories or in obscure anthologies and historical publications. RDA is particularly focused on recovering speeches delivered by those challenging barriers that restrict equitable participation in civic life or promote the expansion of civic deliberation.
Terrapin Town Hall
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Terrapin Town Hall

Terrapin Town Hall brings together students to discuss and deliberate about important issues of the day. Often featuring experts and scholars, the Town Halls are a means to disseminate information…