Conference 25/10 and workshop for Master/Phds 26/10-2012 on climate communication in Bergen, Norway
Anje Müller Gjesdal
anje.gjesdal at if.uib.no
Fri Aug 3 10:48:18 UTC 2012
The conference "DOES LANGUAGE MATTER? Different Voices, Different
Stories: Perspectives on Language Use in Climate Change Text and Talk"
will take place at the University of Bergen, on Thursday 25 October
2012 followed by a workshop for PhD candidates and master students on
Friday 26 October 2012.
You are all warmly welcome. Please forward to interested colleagues,
particularly Master students and PhD candidates who are interested in
climate change discourse.
Anje Müller Gjesdal
(please excuse double postings).
Preliminary programme Thursday 25 October
8.30 9.00 Registration
9.00 9.30 Welcome by conference organisers professor Kjersti
Fløttum, University of Bergen, and professor Trine Dahl, NHH Norwegian
School of Economics.
Voice of the Youth: Climate and the Future. Tone Bjørndal
09.30 "Too hot to handle? Climate change communication and its public
Marianne Ryghaug, professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
NTNU, and Deputy Director of the Centre for Sustainable Energy Studies
10.10 "A Nelson Mandela Approach to the Polarization of Global Warming"
Samuel George Philander, Knox Taylor Professor of Geosciences, Princeton
University and Research Director of ACCESS (African Centre for Climate
System Science), Cape Town
10.50 11.05 Coffee break
11.05 "What's 'real' science? Discourses about science, scientists and
climate change after climategate and their implications for behaviour
Brigitte Nerlich, professor of Science, Language and Society, Faculty
Sciences, University of Nottingham
11.45 "Just Tell a Story!: The Power of Communicating Climate Science
via Cultural Narrative"
Dr Michael D. Jones, Residential Research Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Foundation
Center for Ethics, Harvard University
12.25 Norwegian representative in international climate negotiations
name to be announced
13.00 14.00 Lunch
14.00 15.15 Perspectives from politics, business and NGOs
Unni Berge, political advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former
deputy director of ZERO the Zero Emissions Resource Organisation
Kikki Kleiven, associate professor at the Department of Earth Science,
University of Bergen, research director at the Bjerknes Centre for
Climate Research and board member, Norwegian Climate Foundation
Paul Joakim Sandøy, incoming leader of Unge Høyre (Young Conservatives)
Other contributors to be confirmed.
15.15 16.00 Plenary discussion
Venue: Auditorium Egget, Studentsenteret, Parkveien 1, 5007 Bergen
For the conference 25 October:
Preliminary registration to conference coordinator Anje Müller Gjesdal:
anje.gjesdal at uib.no
Final registration and payment: 10 September 2012
Participation fee: NOK 200 (coffee/tea and lunch included)
Payment can be made to account number 76940500857 (University of Bergen)
IBAN: NO5276940500857, SWIFT: DNBANOKKXXX
NB!! Please include the following information in your payment:
112000-IF, Different Voices, Different Stories
Students and PhDs: free
For the workshop 26 October:
The topics of the conference will be followed up by the organisers in
collaboration with professor Marianne Ryghaug and Dr Michael Jones in
a one day workshop for 15 -20 PhD candidates/ master students. On the
basis of submitted abstracts, 6 -8 participants will get the
opportunity to present and discuss their work.
Deadline for submission of abstract (approx. 500 words): 31 August 2012
To be sent to coordinator Anje Müller Gjesdal:
anje.gjesdal at uib.no with copies to Kjersti Fløttum
(kjersti.flottum at if.uib.no) and Trine Dahl (trine.dahl at nhh.no)
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