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Democracy, Borders and Public/Political Engagement: Challenges for Environmental Communication

The 2017 Conference on Communication and Environment (COCE)

June 29 - July 2, 2017, University of Leicester

Please join us in England for the 14th biennial Conference on Communication and Environment. This event features the latest research and reflection–from both scholars and practitioners–on how we communicate around environmental issues and nature.

Our lineup of keynote speakers includes Natalie Bennett of the Green Party of England and Wales, Adam Corner of Climate Outreach, Roger Harrabin of the BBC, Sönke Lorenzen of Greenpeace International (and the IECA), Graham Murdock of Loughborough University, and Amanda Niode, the Indonesian President’s Special Envoy on Climate Change. In addition, we have an amazing programme of presentations, panels, workshops, posters and artwork.

We hope to see you in Leicester.


Pre-register now for the September 2017 session of

Environmental Communication:
Research Into Practice

This course will help you to understand what's distinct about environmental communication and why it's not necessarily the same as other types of public interest or political communication. We'll consider the unique and difficult challenges of communicating well around environmental affairs and sustainability. We’ll explore why much environmental communication today is not as effective as it could be, and is all too often counter-productive. And we’ll give you the information and critical perspective you need to make better communication choices.

Science Writing Lecturer, University of Rhode Island

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILIES:

As a lecturer, you will teach 24 credits per year. We expect that you will hold regular office hours for consultation with students, you will participate in student advising activities as they pertain to instructional responsibilities, and you may be asked to assist in other instruction-related service as designated by the Department Chair. You are not expected, however, to perform College and University service beyond those listed above, nor are you required to engage in scholarly activities in the department. 

Special issue of Brazilian journal Desenvolvimento e Meio Ambiente, published by Universidade Federal do Paraná, on Communication and Climate Change

 

PhD position in climate change communication

3-year PhD project: Actors and frames in climate change communication

The public debate on global climate change is characterized by high levels of controversy between political, economic, civic, or non-governmental actors. Conceptually there are different types of conflict with varying impact on audiences, such as mere disagreement, actual conflict, or uncivil accusations. While previous research has focused on different types of conflict frames and related audience effects, these studies typically do not include the role of different actors. By taking a network perspective, this project will link actors and types of conflict frames and, by doing so, analyze patterns of deliberation and their effects on public engagement. This PhD project applies content analysis of traditional news media and social media as well as experimentation.

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