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Public Opinion on Climate Change: An In-Depth Look

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Distinguished Lecture Series OLLI poster

This lecture will examine public opinion on climate change. It follows up work published by Professor Andrew Hoffman 10 years ago. Current data show some encouraging new trends. Also, the same variables influence people’s attitudes and opinions toward climate and the threats it represents: Liberalism-Conservatism, political party affiliation, overall values, and worldview. Drawing on insights from sociology, psychology, and political science, Professor Hoffman will go on to discuss strategies that may increase public consensus concerning climate change and its mitigation.

Dr. Andrew (Andy) Hoffman is the Holcim U.S. Professor Enterprise of Sustainable Enterprises at the University of Michigan, a position that holds joint appointments in the Stephen. M. Ross School of Business and the School 

for Environment & Sustainability. Professor Hoffman’s research uses organizational behavior models and theories to understand the cultural and institutional aspects of environmental issues for organizations. He has published over 100 articles/book chapters, as well

as 16 books which have been translated into six languages.

This is the third of five lectures to be presented once each month from February through June of 2022. A new series will start in September 2022.The next lecture in the current series will take place May 10, 2022.The title is: Immigration, Redistribution, and Right-Wing Populi in Europe. Learn from well-known experts about an array of interesting subjects, with an interactive Q&A period following each lecture.

Preregistration is required via the OLLI website or phone. A link to access the lecture will be e-mailed to you approximately one week prior to the lecture.

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April 12
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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