Communicating Science in a Changing World

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Communicating Science in a Changing World

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The New York Academy of Sciences

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Join Dr. Matthew Nisbet, professor in the School of Communication at American University, as he discusses how science communication is inextricably linked to media and politics. Based on decades of research, Dr. Nisbet will detail effective strategies and potential pitfalls encountered when communicating science to various media and political outlets and how those outlets, in turn, can color the public's perception of the scientific message. This lecture is sponsored by the Science Communication Consortium, an inter-institutional lecture series aimed at promoting effective communication strategies within the scientific community in order to improve scientific literacy and the public understanding of science.