Sustainability Professionals Speaker Series

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 10:00am to 11:00am

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Irani Hall (RRI), Room 101
1050 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

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Speaker: William N. Ryerson, the Founder and President of Population Media Center (PMC)

The Role of Entertainment Mass Media in Solving Climate Change, Population and Other Global Challenges

William N. Ryerson is Founder and President of Population Media Center (PMC) (, an organization that strives to improve wellbeing of people worldwide through mass entertainment media. He also serves as Chair and CEO of Population Institute in Washington, DC (, which works in partnership with PMC.  PMC creates long-running serialized dramas on radio and television, in which characters evolve into role models for the audience on such issues as family size decisions, use of family planning, and environmentally sustainable behaviors. Mr. Ryerson has a 46-year history of working in the field of population, including three decades of experience in use of social change communications in various cultural settings worldwide.

The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion with students on sustainability, media and career paths.



Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus




Wrigley Institute
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