May 14 - 16

Harvard School of Public Health

From terrorism to drug recalls to natural disasters, new risks arise as fast as the next news cycle. Making wise choices requires understanding the risks and benefits of our technology and society. Risk communication is a tool for creating that understanding, closing the gap between laypeople and experts, and helping everyone make more informed choices. This introductory program explores the scientific foundations for effective risk communication. This program is presented by prominent faculty from the Harvard School of Public Health, the Risk Management Centre at King’s College London, and the Center for Risk Perception and Communication at Carnegie Mellon University. A World-Class Combination of Theory and Practical Tools Stay ahead of the curve by attending this in-depth program, featuring the latest scientific findings on risk perception, case studies from around the world, a suite of practical tools, and hands-on training. The program will help you and your organization communicate about risk to various audiences by working with different perspectives and encouraging more reasoned behavior among the people you are trying to influence and serve. This approach, using a combination of actions, words, and other messages, can move your agenda forward, while serving the public and protecting environmental health.