Change My Mind: How to Communicate Environmental Issues to a Reluctant Audi...

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Grainger Hall (Field Auditorium, GH 2102, Gallery)

Circuit Dr

Durham, NC 27710

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How do you communicate environment and energy issues to audiences who are indifferent or reluctant to hear about them? How do you tailor your message to different audiences, like the general public or policymakers?

Join us at Change My Mind: How to Communicate Environmental Issues to a Reluctant Audience for a fireside chat between Duke University Energy Initiative director Brian Murray and former Rep. Bob Inglis [R-SC], who will speak to his work on climate change and tackling these questions. Check out Rep. Inglis’s bio below!

Duke alumnus Bob Inglis represented Greenville-Spartanburg, SC in Congress from 1993-1998 and again from 2004-2010. Today, Bob is one of the most prominent Republican voices on climate change. Bob is the Executive Director of republicEn, a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes free enterprise action on climate change.

After the fireside chat, there will be two concurrent workshops – each organized by a prospective audience. Ariana Eily, postdoctoral associate at Duke Science and Society, will facilitate a workshop about communicating science (particularly controversial science) to the general public. Ivan Urlaub (MEM/MPP'04), Executive Director of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA), will speak to his experience communicating energy issues to policymakers. This is a great opportunity for students and participants to gain a new set of tools and engage with practical, real-world questions!

Full Agenda:

  • 3:00 3:30 pm: Check-in on second floor of Grainger Hall

  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm: Fireside Chat with Bob Inglis in Field Auditorium

  • 4:30 4:45 pm: Refreshments and Networking on second floor of Grainger Hall

  • 4:45 6:30: Workshops held in Grainger 2102 and Grainger Gallery room

Please note the workshops are limited in size and may fill up quickly. Additionally, the session with Ivan Urlaub is only open to university students. For information about this event, please check our website!

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Grainger Hall (Field Auditorium, GH 2102, Gallery)

Circuit Dr

Durham, NC 27710

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