Dr. Jan Servaes of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst was recently designated as our nation's newest UNESCO University Chair in Communication for Sustainable Social Change.
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Jan Servaes serves as the Director of the Center for Communication and Sustainable Social Change at UMass Amherst and has written extensively on issues related to communication for development and social change.
The center thus joins Orbicom, The International Network of UNESCO Chairs in Communication,
a network of 250 associate members and 30 UNESCO chairs in Communications from around the world. Orbicom currently comprises chairs from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Guatemala, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, South Africa (2), Russia, Spain (3), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States (2) and Uruguay. Each of these Chairs includes communications leaders from the private and public sectors. This international collaboration of academics, high level corporate decision makers, policy consultants, and media specialists makes the Orbicom Network unique and constitutes a truly multidisciplinary approach to the promotion of communications development.