APPC Speaker Series (2016-2017)

The Annenberg Public Policy Center is hosting a speaker series to engage with scholars, practitioners and policymakers in fields that are relevant to the policy center’s work, including the science of science communication, political communication, adolescent health, and children and media. The series is invitation-only.

William K. Hallman, Rutgers University

The Psychology of Food Risks: William K. Hallman is a professor and Chair of the Department of Human Ecology and former Director of the Food Policy Institute at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. He is a visiting scholar at APPC for 2016-2017. Abstract: Using examples from a diverse set of research projects involving public perceptions of food risks, we’ll explore factors that make communicating about food risks so difficult.

Richard Shiffrin, Indiana University

Reproducibility and Integrity of Science: Problems, Solutions, and Problems of Solutions: Richard Shiffrin is a Distinguished Professor and Luther Dana Waterman Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. Abstract: Recent years have seen an enormous amount of discussion and writings, by scientists, science writers and lay persons, about scientific publications whose reported results are unlikely to be reproducible. The problem is real and is presently being addressed by the scientific community.

Dolores Albarracín, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Communication and Thought for Action: Dolores Albarracín is a professor of Psychology and Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and former Martin Fishbein Professor of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Abstract: This talk will discuss how we think and communicate about action, as well as the implications of these processes for behavioral enactment.

Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Engagement With Science and Its Impact for Public Policy: Dominique Brossard is a professor and Chair of the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a visiting scholar at APPC for the fall 2016 semester. Abstract: Using the GMO debate as a case study and the recently released National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine report on “Genetically Engineering Crops: Experiences and Prospects,” she will discuss public engagement with science and its impact on public policy.