Dr. Jacques to Speak at the Wilson Center for International Scholars

Talking Science: Environmental and Health Communications in a Skeptical Era

On November 22, 2013, Dr. Jacques will join several other scholars to discuss science in a skeptical world.  Interested individuals can watch the streamed recording here:


Here is the program:

How can communications professionals, policymakers, and academic experts effectively communicate environmental and health issues in a skeptical era? In the first of two panels, communications directors from US and UN agencies and environmental and health NGOs will discuss the relationships and negotiations that underlie action (or inaction) in a major policy-making capital like Washington, D.C. In the second panel, five speakers will explore the cultural and social causes and consequences of climate change skepticism (especially American climate change skepticism) and consider the implications for national and international efforts to address global climate change. This two-part discussion is sponsored by the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association. A detailed agenda of the afternoon is available in the “Event Documents” section.


Media guests, including TV crews, are welcome and should RSVP directly tokatharine.diamond@wilsoncenter.orgMedia bringing heavy electronics MUST indicate this in their response so they may be cleared through our building security and allowed entrance. Please err toward responding if you would like to attend.

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Event Speakers List:
  • Director of Health Communications, The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Senior Technical Advisor for External Affairs, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, USAID
  • Director of Communications, Population Action International
  • Associate Director of Communications, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program

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