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Jan Servaes
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  • Amherst, MA
  • United States
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What is your Interest?
Sustainable Development, Environment, Microfinance
Individual, Organization
Name of Company / Organization:
Communication for Sustainable Social Change (CSSC)
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Networking, Share Best Practices, Potential Partners, Potential Investors
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Jan Servaes (PhD, 1987, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication and Director of the SBS Center ‘Communication for Sustainable Social Change (CSSC)’ at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (USA,, Editor-in-Chief of ‘Telematics and Informatics: An Interdisciplinary Journal on the Social Impacts of New Technologies' (Elsevier,, Editor-in-Chief of ‘Communication for Development and Social Change: A Global Journal’ (Hampton Press,, Editor of the Southbound Book Series ‘Communication for Development and Social Change’ (, and Editor of the Hampton Book Series ‘Communication, Globalization and Cultural Identity’ ( He chaired the Scientific Committee for the World Congress on Communication for Development (Rome, 25-27 October 2006), organized by the World Bank, FAO and the Communication Initiative.
Servaes has taught International Communication and Development Communication in Australia (Brisbane), Belgium (Brussels and Antwerp), the USA (Cornell), The Netherlands (Nijmegen), and Thailand (Thammasat, Bangkok).
He has been President of the European Consortium For Communications Research (ECCR,; and Vice-President of the International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR,, in charge of Academic Publications and Research, from 2000 to 2004.
Servaes has undertaken research, development, and advisory work around the world and is known as the author of journal articles and books on such topics as international and development communication; ICT & media policies; intercultural communication and language; participation and social change; and human rights and conflict management.

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OPening of CSSC and blog

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 8:00am 1 Comment

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Opening of SBS Center 'Communication for Sustainable Social Change (CSSC)'

Posted on September 6, 2009 at 3:02pm 0 Comments

Communication for Sustainable Social Change is a new Centre-of-Excellence opening within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Massachusetts. The centre will be an international resource base and focal point for broader interdisciplinary studies in the theory and practice of social change communication. This blog will contain contributions from various participants at the event and discuss the important issues which the new centre will address.

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Comment Wall (3 comments)

At 11:52pm on February 16, 2009, Tom Hogan said…
Well, Jan, I'm in this with you. Tom
At 7:54pm on August 19, 2009, Virginia Watson said…
Hello Jan,

Congratulations on getting the Centre up. I do hope the opening goes well and that the Centre itself gets off to a great start.

Best wishes,
At 8:18am on August 25, 2009, Emily Polk said…
Thanks Jan! I know that people at 3BL Media have been in touch with the people who run this network, but thank you for motivating me to finally join! I have invited others as well. :-)

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