What We Can Learn from Brexit and Today’s Social Movements

‘Communication is About Listening as Much as it is Speaking’

London Alumni Event

We are delighted to invite our UK-based alumni to a special London event exploring ‘What We Can Learn from Brexit and Today’s Social Movements’ on Tuesday 13 December.

Jim Macnamara, Professor of Public Communication at the University of Technology Sydney and Visiting Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science, Media and Communications Department, will speak about his research findings over the past two years including his latest research working with the UK Cabinet Office in the wake of Brexit.

Jim’s research shows that government, corporate, and non-government organisations spend large sums of money and time on communication, but that they approach this as distributing and promoting their messages (i.e., speaking) and are poor at listening. He says government and corporations need an ‘architecture of listening’, not only an ‘architecture of speaking’, to address declining trust and disengagement, and he will present some examples of how democracy and civil society can be reinvented through organisational listening.

We are delighted that event will be held at the offices of leading consulting firm Mott MacDonald, and will be hosted by Anne Kerr, Global Head of Urbanisation at Mott MacDonald.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with fellow graduates over canapés and refreshments!


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Jim Macnamara biography

Jim MacnamaraJim Macnamara PhD, FAMEC, FAMI, CPM, FPRIA is Professor of Public Communication at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Visiting Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science, Media and Communications Department in 2016. He is internationally recognised for his research into evaluation of public communication and for his work on organisational listening. He is the author of numerous academic and professional journal articles and 16 books including The 21st Century Media (R)evolution published by Peter Lang, New York in 2014; Organizational Listening: The Missing Essential in Public Communication published by Peter Lang, New York in 2016; and Evaluating Public Communication: Exploring New Models, Standards, and Best Practice to be published by Routledge, UK in 2017.


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