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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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PERITIA Partners Discuss Trust in Expertise across Europe

  • June 23, 2022
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On 20/21 June 2022, after two long years of pandemic restrictions, researchers and team members representing the 11 PERITIA consortium partners from 9 European countries finally met in person again at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities for the project’s General Assembly. In addition to the announcement of the winners of the PERITIA Youth […]

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Congratulations to the Winners of the Youth on Trust Awards!

  • June 22, 2022
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We are happy to announce the winners of the European student competition Youth on Trust Awards. Following the deliberations of the jury, the winners of each age category were announced during the PERITIA General Assembly on 20 June 2022.       In the category from 13-14 years, the four winners are (in alphabetical order):   Zorayr Beknazaryan, […]

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Why Trust Dr Didier Raoult? New PERITIA Research Article

  • May 6, 2022
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A paper published in Social Epistemology last week by PERITIA researchers Ty Branch, Gloria Origgi and Tiffany Morisseau examines the rise to fame of Dr Didier Raoult, a French microbiologist, and his claims regarding the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19. By outlining the chain of events that led to these claims and […]

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Media, Trust, and Science in the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • April 8, 2022
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On 7-8 April, Donya Alinejad convened a PERITIA author workshop on the topic of Media, Trust, and Science in the Covid-19 pandemic, hosted by ALLEA, the European Federation of Academies of Sciences and Humanities, in Berlin. The one day workshop featured several presentations of papers for a Special Issue in the Journal of Digital Social […]

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PERITIA at Science Advice Under Pressure Conference

  • March 21, 2022
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Science advice must deliver fast. But this challenge puts science for policy under pressure. It must be clear and direct, even when the evidence is complex, incomplete, uncertain and controversial. It must maintain the highest standards of independence, even while working closely with policymakers. It must stay true to the values of science in a […]

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