Communicating Science – From the Deep Sahara into World Media

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“So what?” is not a response a scientist wants to hear when talking about his or her research. Communicating science is necessary in order to document new knowledge and transfer it to others. But what takes knowledge production and transformation a step further to fascinate non-expert audiences, form public opinion, and shape stakeholder decisions? What are good strategies in science communication, what are the challenges?

While uncovering secrets such as how the Sahara and the climate in North Africa changed throughout history or when and how humans migrated to Europe, Stefan Kröpelin has been popularizing the history, landscapes, environment and people of the Sahara for decades. Through successful science communication he also helped preserve the diverse heritage of Africa. Join the “Man of the desert” (Nature), “German Indiana Jones” (Deutschlandfunk), and 2017 Communicator Award winner for an exciting journey through the adventure of science communication. Environmental journalist Katherine Bagley, Managing Editor for Yale Environment 360 and previously reporter for InsideClimate News, comments from the U.S. perspective and moderates the Q&A with the audience.

Event Information

March 27, 2018, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

New York, NY
Organizer: German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH NY), University of Cologne New York Office, German Research Foundation (DFG)

Location

German Center for Research and Innovation New York

Address: 871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017, USA

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