Richard Katula Professor Emeritus, Communications Studies firstname.lastname@example.org 617.373.5040 Expertise argumentation and debate, classical rhetorical theory, contemporary rhetorical theory, Greek culture and history, international communication abroad, public speaking, rhetorical criticism Richard Katula in the Press The Eloquence of Edward Everett President Lincoln’s effort to reunite a nation torn in half by the long, bloody Civil War is considered one of the greatest speeches in American history. But Lincoln wasn’t even the keynote speaker that day at Gettysburg. That honor belonged to Edward Everett of Boston. He was a former Congressman, Senator, Governor of Massachusetts and […] Fox News Why I revere Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address But the speech has “triumphed over time, condemnation, obscurity, parody and comparison,” Professor Richard Katula of Northeastern University wrote in 1999 in judging the speech to be the best of American political rhetoric. And 150 years later it is possible to say that the brevity of the speech is key to its staying power. Every […] Richard Katula for Northeastern Global News 3Qs: Style and statement 3Qs: Style and statement The race for the Republican presidential nomination is heating up and communication style will play no small part in deciding a winner. We asked Richard Katula, professor of communication studies and expert in political rhetoric, to explain why communication is so important and analyze the communication skills of the 2012 GOP presidential candidates. 3Qs: Evaluating Europe’s economic crisis 3Qs: Evaluating Europe’s economic crisis Amid the economic crisis plaguing Europe, the prime ministers of Greece (George Papandreou) and Italy (Silvio Berlusconi) resigned last week. They have since been replaced with the appointments of Lucas Papademos in Greece and Mario Monti in Italy — men with backgrounds in banking and economics. We asked Northeastern University communications studies professor Richard Katula, an expert on Greek culture and European affairs, to analyze the economic and political turmoil in Greece and Italy and its impact on the European Union.