Society For Risk Analysis Annual Meeting 2013

Session Schedule & Abstracts

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Panel Discussion: Effective Risk Communication

Room: Peale A&B   10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Chair(s): Louie Rivers

W2-G.1  10:30  Roundtable: Effective Risk Communication: Launch of a A New Book from EarthScan. Rivers, III L.*, Arvai J.L.; North Carolina State University

Abstract: The field of risk communication is at a crossroads. Interest in risk communication across multiple fields is considerable, and research and practice focused on it continues to unfold at a rapid pace. However, there is still little agreement among scholars and practitioners about what constitutes effective risk communication. The goal for this roundtable discussion, spurred by the release of Effective Risk Communication a new book from EarthScan, is to begin a critical examination of the current state of risk communication. We will explore the past and future of risk communication focusing on what we have learned from past work, and what is needed to push the field forward. The roundtable will take a broad view of risk communication, presenting perspectives from multiple disciplines (psychology, communications, risk sciences, decision sciences, etc.), a diversity of practitioners, and a range of contexts. The roundtable will feature contributors to the book, each offering a unique perspective toward the study and practice of risk communication. The roundtable will also provide a forum for dialogue between the roundtable participants and the audience moderated by the editors of the book. The following speakers will participate: Joe Arvai, Roger Kasperson, Robyn Wilson, Cindy Jardine, Lauren Fleishman, Frederic Bouder, Julie Downs, Ragnar Lofstedt, Adam Zwickle and others.

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