NEW REPORT: Framing Poverty & Low Wage Work
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."
On Wednesday evening I will be at the Center for Inquiry-NYC for the latest in our Speaking Science 2.0 tour. Then I will head back to DC for a Thursday morning press conference where I will be talking about a report that argues for new directions in communicating about poverty and low wage work. Sponsored by Inclusion and the Joyce Foundation, details are posted below. I will have much more to say about the report later this week.
Directly after the press conference, I drive to Bucknell University where I will meet back up with Chris Mooney for a Thursday evening Speaking Science 2.0 presentation (Details here.)
Inclusion's Mobility Agenda invites you to a timely discussion about cross-Atlantic issues including employment, poverty, mobility, and the economy.
DATE: October 25, 2007
TIME: 10 - 11:30 AM
PLACE: Phoenix Park Hotel Ballroom, 520 North Capitol Street, NW
This event will feature two major presentations.
First, we will hear from the Secretary of Work and Pensions in the UK, the Rt. Hon. Peter Hain MP. Mr. Hain is a distinguished politician having served in various positions in the UK Labour Government and contributed to many aspects of Britain's domestic and foreign policies. In his first public speech in the US since his appointment, he will discuss these longstanding goals to increase employment and reduce inequality.
Second, Inclusion will release a new report written by Matthew C. Nisbet, a professor in the School of Communication at American University. The report, Communicating about Poverty and Low Wage Work: A New Agenda, reviews research and survey work in the US on how messages shape public perspectives. He will share his conclusions about the promising implications of the UK approach on these issues for the United States and recommendations on next steps.
Beth Shulman, author of The Betrayal of Work and co-chair of The Fairness Initiative, will offer a reaction and start the conversation.
This event will make an important contribution to the discussion about developing new policy goals in the United States. For additional information: Lessons from the UK and US: Developing Goals for Economic Mobility, Social Inclusion, and Employment. Seating is limited. To RSVP, send an e-mail to rsvp (at) inclusionist.org.
No, the Syrian civil war is not over. But it might be soon. Time for a recap
- The War in Syria has dropped off the radar, but it's not over (yet)
- This 1-minute video shows how the fronts have moved – and stabilised – over the past 22 months
- Watching this video may leave you both better informed, and slightly queasy: does war need a generic rock soundtrack?
Sarco assisted suicide pods come in three different styles, and allow you to die quickly and painlessly. They're even quite beautiful to look at.
Death: it happens to everyone (except, apparently, Keanu Reeves). But while the impoverished and lower-class people of the world die in the same ol' ways—cancer, heart disease, and so forth—the upper classes can choose hip and cool new ways to die. Now, there's an assisted-suicide pod so chic and so stylin' that peeps (young people still say peeps, right?) are calling it the "Tesla" of death... it's called... the Sarco!
Entrepreneur and author Andrew Horn shares his rules for becoming an assured conversationalist.
- To avoid basing action on external validation, you need to find your "authentic voice" and use it.
- Finding your voice requires asking the right questions of yourself.
- There are 3-5 questions that you would generally want to ask people you are talking to.
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