Entertainment Education Conference

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Arvind Singhal

Professor of Communication and Director of the Social Justice Initiative

Dr. Arvind Singhal is the Samuel Shirley and Edna Holt Marston Endowed Professor of Communication and Director of the Social Justice Initiative in University of Texas Department at El Paso (UTEP) Department of Communication. He is also appointed as the William J. Clinton Distinguished Fellow at the Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, Arkansas. Singhal teaches and conducts research in the diffusion of innovations, organizing for social change, and the entertainment-education strategy. His research and outreach spans sectors such as health, education, peace, human rights, poverty alleviation, sustainable development, civic participation, democracy and governance, and corporate citizenship. Author or editor of eleven books; two of Singhal’s books, Combating AIDS: Communication Strategies in Action and Entertainment-Education: A Communication Strategy for Social Change, received the National Communication Association’s Applied Communication Division’s Distinguished Book Award for 2004 and 2000, respectively).

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