Welcome to the ICA 2019 pre-conference “Environmental Communication Beyond Boundaries: Transnational, international, and comparative approaches to understanding environmental issues.”

May 24, 2019
9 am – 5 pm

The George Washington University School of Public Health (room TBA)
Washington, D.C.

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Goals and participants

This pre-conference will bring together scholars from around the world to share research related to transnational and international aspects of environmental communication. While environmental issues are often fundamentally global in that causes and effects of environmental risk can be separated by thousands of miles and connected by the forces of globalization, most research related to environmental communication has focused on individual nations as the site of inquiry. In addition, environmental communication research has primarily featured nations in the Global North. Therefore, this pre-conference especially welcomes research related to and/or produced in the Global South.

The pre-conference is associated with the forthcoming “Handbook of International Trends in Environmental Communication” that the organizers will edit. The handbook is part of the ICA-Routledge Handbook Series. The pre-conference will serve as a starting point for conversations and networking related to possible chapters for the handbook.

Travel grants

Partial funding is available for accepted presenters from eligible countries. More information is available here.


This pre-conference is made possible by the Indiana University Center for the Study of Global Change, the Indiana University Media School, and the Michigan State University College of Communication Arts and Sciences.

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Affiliated Divisions

Environmental Communication Division

Global Communication and Social Change Division