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In the Heat of the Moment: Staying on Message Amidst Controversy

Event Dates: 
Thu 14th, April 2011
Event Time: 
12:00pm
Location: 
Gordon Hall 302-304

Scholars are increasingly called upon to present their research to diverse audiences. But when that work is potentially controversial or elicits heated debate, how do they maintain their composure and still get their important ideas across? Four distinguished panelists—experienced with media ranging from television to the Internet —will talk about their strategies for staying on message amidst controversy.

Ray Bradley, Distinguished University Professor in the Geosciences
Bradley is an expert on climate change who has had to defend his work to Congress

Nancy Folbre, Professor of Economics
Folbre regularly blogs about controversial economic issues for the New York Times

John Kennedy, Vice Chancellor for University Relations
Kennedy is a previous ABC News producer and media relations expert for the ACLU

Jane Sanders, Executive Director of Community Action!
Sanders' advocacy for the poor has frequently put her on the frontlines of controversy

Amy Schalet, Assistant Professor of Sociology, will serve as panel moderator.