Lecture: How to Change Attitudes toward LGBT Rights

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Date/Time:Wednesday, 22 Mar 2017 at 7:00 pm
Location:Sun Room, Memorial Union
Cost:Free
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Phone:515-294-9934
Channel:ISU Lecture Series
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Political scientists Melissa Michelson and Brian Harrison are co-authors of the newly released book "Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes toward LGBT Rights."

The book explores how identity and communication affect attitudes about LGBT policies like marriage equality, employment non-discrimination legislation, and transgender rights.

Michelson researches persuasive communication on issues such as transgender bathroom access. She holds a PhD in political science from Yale University and is a professor at Menlo College. Harrison's research focuses on political communication, public opinion and political behavior. He holds a master's degree in communication from DePaul University and PhD in political science from Northwestern University, where he currently teaches.