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Winners of the 2021 Robert Papazian and PERITIA Essay Prizes

  • December 5, 2022
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We are delighted to announce the winners of the latest Robert Papazian and PERITIA Essay Prizes, a competition organised by  the International Journal of Philosophical Studies (IJPS) and the Horizon 2020 project, “Policy, Expertise and Trust in Action” (PERITIA). The Robert Papazian awardee is Amy Sepinwall (University of Pennsylvania) for her essay ‘Shared Guilt Among Inmates’. Her article explores the phenomenon of […]

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A New Dark Age? Review Article on Trust in Environmental Science

  • October 25, 2022
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Is public trust in science eroding? Is this alleged crisis of trust in science a problem for democracy and good governance? A recently published review article by a group of 10 PERITIA researchers examines the alleged crisis of trust in environmental science and its impact on public opinion, policy decisions in the context of democratic […]

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2022 IJPS Robert Papazian and PERITIA Essay Prizes on Disagreement

  • October 19, 2022
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The International Journal of Philosophical Studies (IJPS) announces the 2022 call for the Robert Papazian and PERITIA Essay Prizes. The topic for the 2022 competition is “The Ethics and Politics of Disagreement”. The call is open to researchers from all philosophical approaches and will consist of two main prize categories, the annual Robert Papazian Prize […]

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Social Indicators of Trust in an Age of Informational Chaos

  • October 18, 2022
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How do we decide which experts to trust in digital and physical environments of too much information including false or misleading information? This central question of the PERITIA project is the focal point of a recently published Special Issue in the scientific journal Social Epistemology (A Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Policy). Edited by PERITIA […]

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New Book: Questioning Experts and Expertise

  • October 3, 2022
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A newly published book “Questioning Experts and Expertise” (Routledge) edited by PERITIA investigators Maria Baghramian and Carlo Martini presents research funded by PERITIA as well as some of the results of the Irish project When Experts Disagree (WEXD). It brings together philosophers, sociologists and policy experts to discuss the nature, scope and limitations of expert […]

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Communications Position at ALLEA

  • September 27, 2022
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ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Science and Humanities, is seeking an English speaking Communications Officer (part-time, 75% FTE) to join its team in Berlin. You will be working with us in the PERITIA project! Deadline for applications is 4 October 2022! Role and responsibilities Together with other members of the ALLEA team you […]

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Misinformation, Expertise and Challenges to Democracy

  • September 20, 2022
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Text: Carline Klijnman and Lucas Dijker The annual MANCEPT workshop in political theory took place at the University of Manchester on Wednesday 7 through Friday 9 September 2022. In collaboration with Dr. Jonathan Benson (University of Manchester, Hallsworth Fellowship Fund), we co-organised the panel Misinformation, Expertise and Challenges to Democracy. The workshop aimed at bringing […]

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PERITIA Panel on Misinformation at MANCEPT Workshops

  • August 29, 2022
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PERITIA team members Carline Klijnman and Lucas Dijker are co-convening the workshop ‘Misinformation, Expertise and Challenges to Democracy’ together with Dr. Jonathan Benson (University of Manchester), to be held 7-9 of September as part of the 2022 MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory at the University of Manchester. “While expert testimony is often crucial to policy […]

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Conference on Trust, Distrust & Forgiveness at the University of California

  • August 24, 2022
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PERITIA is inviting you to a conference on the topic of Trust, Distrust and Forgiveness at the University of California, Irvine, on 16-17 September 2022. Several of the project’s principal investigators and members of the Advisory Board are among the speakers: Maria Baghramian (UC Dublin, PERITIA), Annalisa Coliva (UCI), Nico Cornell (U. Michigan), Jason D’Cruz […]

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New Research Paper on Trust in Scientists and Medical Experts Regarding Covid-19 Vaccines

  • June 27, 2022
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Are scientists and medical experts the most suitable figures to convince the general public to get vaccinated? Research from PERITIA and others has shown that they are among the most trusted professionals, but do people trust them enough to effectively change their behaviour and overcome their vaccine hesitancy? In their recently published article Countering Vaccine […]

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