Oct 25: How climate change became controversial – Public lecture with Prof. Riley Dunlap

We have the great honour of welcoming Dr. Riley Dunlap, Regents Professor of Sociology at Oklahoma State University, to Uppsala to give a public lecture on Tuesday October 25:

How climate change became controversial – Examining the denial movement

When: Tuesday, October 25, 16.15-18.00
Where: Hambergssalen, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala

The lecture will be followed by a conversation with the audience and with Kevin Anderson, Zennström visiting professor in climate change leadership, and Kirsti Jylhä, Lecturer at the Department of Psychology at Uppsala University, as respondents.

The public lecture is organized by CEMUS and CSD Uppsala in collaboration with the Environmental Posthumanities Network funded by RJ and Tema Technology and Social Change at Linköping University.

Riley E. Dunlap is Regents Professor and Dresser Professor in the Department of Sociology at Oklahoma State University. One of the founders of environmental sociology, Dunlap’s recent work has focused on climate change, especially public perceptions, political polarization and organized denial. He chaired the American Sociological Association’s Task Force on Sociology and Global Climate Change, and is senior editor of Society and Climate Change: Sociological Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2015) produced by the task force. His prior books include the Handbook of Environmental Sociology (Greenwood Press, 2002) and Sociological Theory and the Environment (Rowman-Littlefield 2002), both of which he co-edited. Dunlap is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Psychological Association.