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Stephen Depoe-Environmental Communication in 2012

April 25 @ 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Beering Hall (BRNG), room 2275

The College of Liberal Arts Environment Synergy Cluster and the Center for the Environment are co-sponsoring an Earth Day Lecture titled, “Environmental Communication in 2012:  Challenges and Choices’ by Stephen P. Depoe. Dr. Depoe is a professor and head of the Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati.

Please join us for this exciting event and bring your colleagues!

 

Abstract:  Environmental Communication in 2012:  Challenges and Choices

In the wake of persistent public uncertainty and skepticism concerning the causes and impacts of global climate change, environmental advocates in the US and elsewhere have been trying different approaches to raise awareness and educate audiences about the issue.  This talk discusses two approaches to advocacy--cognitive frames and strategic leverage--that have emerged in recent years.

 

Biography

Stephen P. Depoe, PhD (Northwestern, 1986), is a Professor of Communication, and is currently serving as Department Head. He is the editor of ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION: A JOURNAL OF NATURE AND CULTURE (www.tandfonline.com/renc), and is also the chair of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA) (http://environmentalcomm.org). His research areas include environmental and risk communication, particularly the role of the public in environmental decision-making; and public communication.

His recent work includes the co-edited volumes NUCLEAR LEGACIES:

COMMUNICATION, CONTROVERSY, AND THE U. S. NUCLEAR WEAPONS COMPLEX (Lexington Press, 2007) and COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL DECISION MAKING (SUNY Press, 2004).

 

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