Communication, Media & Politics in a Risk Society

Shifting Ideas, Shifting Opinion, Shifting Policy
Disruptive Ideas & Climate Change

Disruptive Ideas & Climate Change

In a new peer-reviewed paper I examine the impact of prominent public intellectuals and best-selling authors in the climate change debate.
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Health Communication Fall 2015 - Syllabus and Readings

Health Communication Fall 2015 – Syllabus and Readings

In this course, you learn about the relevant scientific, social, and ethical dimensions of major public health debates and problems; the generalizable theories, frameworks, and methods that scholars use to analyze them; and the implications for effective public communication and personal decision-making. Assignments include facilitating class discussion, short analysis papers, an annotated bibliography, and a...
Escape from Hurricane Katrina inspires Northeastern University professor to study post-​​disaster recovery

Escape from Hurricane Katrina inspires Northeastern University professor to study post-​​disaster recovery

–Reposted from news@Northeastern University. Daniel Aldrich and his family nar­rowly escaped the wrath of Hur­ri­cane Kat­rina. Since then, he has exam­ined post-​​disaster recovery in more than half a dozen dis­tinct com­mu­ni­ties world­wide, with a par­tic­ular focus on the impor­tance of social cap­ital. Here, he shares his story, the first in news@Northeastern’s three-​​part series com­mem­o­rating the...
3Qs: Urban and coastal planning in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

3Qs: Urban and coastal planning in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

–Reposted from news@Northeastern University, part of a three-​​part series com­mem­o­rating the 10th anniver­sary of what FEMA called the single most cat­a­strophic nat­ural dis­aster in U.S. history. The dev­as­ta­tion wrought by Hur­ri­cane Kat­rina a decade ago is still being felt today along the Gulf Coast. Thou­sands of lives were lost and entire neigh­bor­hoods were wiped out....