Scientists Communicating Challenging Issues

Communicating Science
Thursday, 12 February 2015: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room 210ABEF (San Jose Convention Center)
What makes a scientific issue particularly prone to public ‘controversy’? Explore insights from social science research on how and why scientific research can trigger societal tension. Learn practical tips for communicating challenging issues and hear how scientists navigate these issues. Climate change will be used as a case study, but the discussion will address many topics.
Susanne C. Moser, Susanne Moser Research and Consulting & Stanford University, Center for Ocean Solutions
Noah S. Diffenbaugh, Stanford University
Noah Diffenbaugh
Kathleen Hall Jamieson, University of Pennsylvania
Using Visual Digests to Overcome Audience Biases
Lisa Krieger, San Jose Mercury News
Lisa Krieger
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