[ASC-list] Launch of book Communicating Science: a Global Perspective

Toss Gascoigne director at tossgascoigne.com.au
Wed Aug 26 09:19:32 UTC 2020


Tuesday 15 September via Zoom: 1-2pm London UK time (or midday UTC/GMT)
Launch of book Communicating Science: a Global Perspective.
 
The launch features five authors telling the story of their country: the USA, Pakistan, Australia, East Africa and Russia.  The speakers were selected from the 108 authors who contributed to a book describing how modern science communication emerged in different countries around the world.
 
Five speakers, 5 minutes each, then discussion and questions. 

The book was conceived in Australia, edited in Australia, and will be published in Australia by ANU Press.  It’s the first time anyone has documented this global story in a comprehensive manner.  

The book is huge, 996 pages, with 108 authors and contains 38 national accounts. Sixteen tables document and compare the dates of key events.   
 
We invite everyone to participate in a PCST Zoom event to launch this important book. Register your interest at https://pcst.co/webinars/public/ <https://pcst.co/webinars/public/>.
 
Speakers:
Brooke Smith is Director of Public Engagement at The Kavli Foundation, working to advance the field of science communication and public engagement. Her expertise is rooted in science, science communication, public policy, journalism, environment, and philanthropy. She has worked as a consultant to federal agencies, as a university-based communication professional, and in the non-profit sector.  Brooke is co-author of the chapter for the USA.
 
Dr. Alexandra Borissova is an executive director of the European Conference of Science Journalism (Trieste-2020), and supervisor of Russia’s first M.Sc. in science communication at ITMO University in St. Petersburg. She is a co-founder and the first president of the Russian Association for Science Communication and teaches at MOOC “Science Communication” (lektorium.tv <http://lektorium.tv/> platform, in Russian). She is a co-author of the chapter on Russia.
Professor Dr Manzoor Hussain Soomro has chaired or directed many national organisations in Pakistan and internationally: the Science Foundation, the Museum of Natural History, the Scientific and Technological Information Centre. He has a special interest in science communication in Muslim countries.   He is co-author of the chapter on Pakistan.

Dr Margaret Kaseje is a community health specialist in East Africa. She works on issues such as AIDS, genital mutilation of girls, and polio with governments and international organisations including WHO, the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. She has worked in Uganda, Tanzania, Sudan Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia. She is co-author of the chapter on Health Communication in African countries.

Toss Gascoigne is a visiting fellow at the Centre for Public Awareness of Science at the ANU, Australia.  He was the inaugural president of the PCST Network, and helped transform PCST into a body with international reach. He is chief editor and co-author of the chapter on Australia.

Chair is Professor Joan Leach from the Centre for Public Awareness of Science at the Australian National University.

‘Communicating Science: A Global Perspective’ is proudly published by ANU Press. The book can be purchased or downloaded for free from September 14, 2020: doi.org/10.22459/CS.2020 <http://doi.org/10.22459/CS.2020>
 
Please note: You will receive a separate email with login and password information the day before the event.
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