AU Forum to Focus on "The Climate Change Generation: Youth, Media, and Politics In an Unsustainable World"
Matthew C. Nisbet, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Communication Studies, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. Nisbet studies the role of communication and advocacy in policymaking and public affairs, focusing on debates over over climate change, energy, and sustainability. Among awards and recognition, Nisbet has been a Visiting Shorenstein Fellow on Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, a Health Policy Investigator at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a Google Science Communication Fellow. In 2011, the editors at the journal Nature recommended Nisbet's research as “essential reading for anyone with a passing interest in the climate change debate,” and the New Republic highlighted his work as a “fascinating dissection of the shortcomings of climate activism."
The Katzen Arts Center on the American University campus will be host to a discussion of the civic and personal challenges that college students face on climate change.
Here's a head up on a very timely panel and forum to be held here at American University on February 9th and to be broadcast live on NPR affiliate WAMU. If you can't attend, the broadcast will be archived at the WAMU site. More details will be forthcoming, including a social media site where forum attendees and listeners can weigh in with their comments and feedback.
The Climate Change Generation: Youth, Media and Politics in an Unsustainable World
Sponsored by the School of Communication at American University
Tues. February 9th, 7-8pm
Katzen Arts Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
*Arrive by 630 to make sure you have a seat.
Policy action on climate change remains politically gridlocked in the United States and throughout the world, while polls show that Americans remain divided about the causes of climate change and the urgency of the problem. For Americans under the age of 30, climate change may prove to be their generation's greatest societal challenge. How are young people responding to climate change, and what role do the media and universities play in preparing the next generation of citizens to actively participate on the issue?
Matthew Nisbet, Assistant Professor of Public Communication, American University School of Communication
Juliet Eilperin, environmental reporter, The Washington Post
Kate Sheppard, energy and environmental politics reporter, Mother Jones
Moderated by Jane Hall, Associate Professor of Journalism, American University School of Communication
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