Iowa State University of Science and Technology

Lecture: How to Change Attitudes toward LGBT Rights

March 22, 2017, 7:00 PM

Sun Room, Memorial Union

Lecturers: Melissa Michelson & Brian F. Harrison

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. In it they explore 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.

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