Communicating Science - From the Deep Sahara into World Media

3/27/2018, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM | German House New York

Communicating Science - From the Deep Sahara into World Media

“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, will comment from the U.S. perspective and moderate the Q&A with the audience.

Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty in the areas of geology, archeology, social sciences, media and climate studies are welcome to attend. Please feel free to share this invitation with interested students and colleagues.

View Gallery

  • Featured Speakers

    • Stefan Kröpelin

      17th recipient of the Communicator Award – Science Award of the Donors’ Association Geologist, University of Cologne, Germany

    • Katherine Bagley

      Managing Editor, Yale Environment 360