The Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society

The Waterhouse Family Institute (WFI), housed within Villanova University’s Department of Communication, was established by a generous gift from Lawrence Waterhouse Jr., ’59 A&S, founder of Waterhouse Investor Services, Inc. (the precursor to TD Waterhouse Investor Services and later TD Ameritrade).

The WFI was founded to highlight the centrality of Communication in the creation of social change. Our goal is to serve as the center of an international network of Communication scholars, practitioners, and activists working to create a more just social world.

We invite you to explore this website to learn more about the WFI, our mission, and how to get involved in one of our funded activities.

Upcoming WFI Events

The 2014/15 WFI Symposium:
Communication, Postcoloniality, and Social Justice: Decolonizing Imaginations

The Symposium will be held March 26-29, 2015, on Villanova University’s campus. Visit the Conference website.

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