Aurora Lecture Theatre, IMAS, Battery PointSummary:
A public lecture by Maxwell Boykoff, Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research at the University of Colorado Boulder
- Professor Maxwell Boykoff
Conversations about climate change at the science-policy interface and in our lives are stuck. In this presentation, Professor Maxwell Boykoff will explain how to get them unstuck by integrating lessons from the social sciences and humanities. Professor Boykoff's research shows there is no "silver bullet" for successful communication about climate change. Instead, a "silver buckshot" approach is needed, using strategies that reach different audiences in different contexts. Tactics emanating from this approach can then significantly improve efforts that seek meaningful, substantive and sustained responses to contemporary climate challenges. Professor Boykoff argues it can also help effectively re-capture a common or middle ground on climate change in the public arena.
This event is supported by the Center for Marine Socioecology and the Australian Research Council Discovery Program DP 150103454
Complimentary light refreshments will be served at 5.30pm. The lecture will begin at 6pm.
Professor Maxwell Boykoff is the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, which is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. He also is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Studies program and is Adjunct faculty in the Geography Department. In addition, Max is a Senior Visiting Research Associate in the Environmental Change Institute at the University of Oxford. He earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies from the University of California-Santa Cruz and a Bachelor of Sciences in Psychology from The Ohio State University. Max has ongoing interests in cultural politics and environmental governance, science and environmental communications, science-policy interactions, political economy and the environment, and climate adaptation He has experience working around the world and is a co-author and editor of seven books and edited volumes, along with over sixty articles and book chapters. His most recent book is “Creative (Climate) Communications: Productive Pathways for Science, Policy and Society", published in June by Cambridge University Press.