APPC Speaker Series (2014-2015)

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

Danna Young, University of Delaware

Why is political satire so liberal? How ideology and personality predict humor appreciation: The liberal nature of satire is often attributed to its tendency to challenge the status quo, a phenomenon that is inherently liberal in nature. However, given that the most common rhetorical structures of satire are cognitively taxing and ambiguous, perhaps such texts

Andrew A. Strasser, University of Pennsylvania

How Human Laboratory Studies Can Inform FDA Tobacco Policy: Andrew Strasser, an APPC distinguished research fellow, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a member of the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He is Principal Investigator of an NCI RO1 to examine how smokers use reduced-nicotine cigarettes and how usage

Mark Liberman, University of Pennsylvania

The Future of Social Science: Mark Liberman is Christopher H. Brown Distinguished Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and professor in the Department of Computer and Information Science. Dr. Liberman, who specializes in phonetics, prosody, natural language processing and speech communication, received his Ph.D. from MIT. He is director of the Linguistic Data

Talia Stroud, University of Texas at Austin

Engaging Other Political Views: Natalie (Talia) Jomini Stroud is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Assistant Director of Research at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin. Her book, Niche News: The Politics of News Choice (Oxford University Press, 2011), received the International Communication Association’s 2012 Outstanding Book Award. Dr.

Lance Holbert, Temple University

Citizens, News, and the Potential Constraints of Political Satire: R. Lance Holbert is a Professor within and Chair of the Department of Strategic Communication at Temple University. His scholarship infuses mass communication- and persuasion-based theoretical approaches to generate greater understanding of the role of media in politics. Most recently, Dr. Holbert (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000)