DC EVENT: Nisbet & Point of Inquiry Host DJ Grothe
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 studios of Point of Inquiry
For those in the DC area, Wednesday evening I will be speaking at the one year anniversary of the Center for Inquiry's Public Policy office [Details Below]. Also making remarks will be DJ Grothe, host of the popular Point of Inquiry podcast series. Recently celebrating its 100th episode, POI has hosted many notable discussions of issues related to science, religion, and public engagement. At Framing Science I have spotlighted several of these guests' remarks including those of Paul Kurtz, Carol Tavris, and Phil Kitcher.
First Anniversary Party!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 | 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join CFI for a wine and cheese reception to celebrate its latest achievements in our nation's capital. The evening program includes...
* D.J. Grothe, host of CFI's popular Point of Inquiry pod cast
Being Right Isn't Always Enough
* Matthew Nisbet, assistant professor of communications at American University
Framing Science: The Future of Public Engagement
* Updates on legislative action, legal cases, and branch events
* Donor and volunteer recognitions
* Door prizes and a silent auction
* Birthday cake!
Public Welcome | $15 Admission
Center for Inquiry/DC
621 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Washington, DC 20003
Scientists have developed new ways of understanding how the biological forces of death drive important life processes.
- Researchers have found new ways on how decomposing plants and animals contribute to the life cycle.
- After a freak mass herd death of 300 reindeer, scientists were able to study a wide range of the decomposition processes.
- Promoting the necrobiome research will open up new areas of inquiry and even commerce.
What do we see from watching birds move across the country?
- A total of eight billion birds migrate across the U.S. in the fall.
- The birds who migrate to the tropics fair better than the birds who winter in the U.S.
- Conservationists can arguably use these numbers to encourage the development of better habitats in the U.S., especially if temperatures begin to vary in the south.
Explore how alcohol affects your brain, from the first sip at the bar to life-long drinking habits.
- Alcohol is the world's most popular drug and has been a part of human culture for at least 9,000 years.
- Alcohol's effects on the brain range from temporarily limiting mental activity to sustained brain damage, depending on levels consumed and frequency of use.
- Understanding how alcohol affects your brain can help you determine what drinking habits are best for you.
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