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Gloria Origgi Explores Trust in Science in the UNESCO Podcast ‘The Policy Nerd’

  • April 21, 2022
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PERITIA researcher Gloria Origgi, philosopher and Director of Research at the CNRS in Paris, participated in the latest episode of the podcast ‘The Policy Nerd’, organised by the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab and hosted by UNESCO’s expert Iulia Sevciuc. The discussion explores how science is a form of power and the role of public trust […]

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Lateral Reading and Monetary Incentives to Spot Disinformation about Science

  • April 11, 2022
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Disinformation about scientific findings has become a pressing issue during the Covid-19 pandemic. The spread of false information about vaccines or medical treatments has led to enormous economic and public health burdens. Researchers, journalists, policymakers and other practitioners are working together to find practical strategies to tackle disinformation and help online users recognise false contents. […]

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New Book by Onora O’Neill on the Ethics of Online Communication

  • February 28, 2022
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Onora O’Neill, Philosopher and Chair of the PERITIA Board, has published A Philosopher Looks at Digital Communication, by Cambridge University Press. The book explores the impact of digital technologies on communication and advocates for a new ethics of communication that focuses on listeners, readers, browsers and audiences as well as originators.  An article published at […]

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Youth on Trust Awards

PERITIA Youth on Trust Awards – Deadline Extended to 28 March

  • February 22, 2022
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In collaboration with the Irish Young Philosophers Awards, PERITIA is organising the European Youth on Trust Awards. The competition invites students from across Europe to share their views in a forum where their voices can be heard on the topic of trust in our social and political life. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 28 March. […]

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10 Highlights from PERITIA’s Research in 2021

  • December 16, 2021
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As 2021 comes to an end, we look back on a year of research, events and engagement in PERITIA. We have selected 10 highlights from these past months, from scientific conferences, articles to panel discussions and interviews. We hope this selection helps to build a more comprehensive understanding of the prospects of trust in science […]

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Heather Douglas on How Values Shape Science Advice

  • December 2, 2021
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PERITIA Board Member Heather Douglas is the latest interviewee of the SAPEA Science for Policy Podcast. In this episode, she discusses the role of values in shaping science advice and touches upon some of the key questions of PERITIA’s research, starting by asking: “Can science be a value-free area of epistemic concerns?” The philosopher, author […]

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PERITIA Lectures: 10 Speakers, 1400+ Participants, 200+ Questions

  • November 19, 2021
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The PERITIA lectures series [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation came to an end this Tuesday with the final lecture ‘Expertise, Democracy and the Politics of Trust’ by Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard Kennedy School). Her lecture brought the series to a close with a reflection on the changing role of expertise across different political cultures. […]

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New PERITIA Journal Article on Right-Wing Platforms and “Big Tech” Governance

  • October 27, 2021
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“Deplatformization (…) entails a systemic effort to push back encroaching radical right-wing platforms to the fringes of the ecosystem by denying them the infrastructural services needed to function online”. – José Van Dijck, Tim de Winkel and Mirko Tobias Schäfer (Utrecht University) A new PERITIA journal article by Utrecht University researchers José Van Dijck, Tim […]

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Youth on Trust Awards

Launch of PERITIA Youth on Trust Awards – Deadline Extended to 28 March

  • October 12, 2021
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In collaboration with the Irish Young Philosophers Awards, PERITIA is launching the European Youth on Trust Awards. The competition invites students from across Europe to share their views in a forum where their voices can be heard on the topic of trust in our social and political life.       Students, from 13 to […]

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Why Is Climate Action So Hard? PERITIA at the Berlin Science Week

  • October 8, 2021
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PERITIA is happy to participate one more year in the Berlin Science Week, the biggest science festival in the capital of Germany. This time, we will contribute to the event with an online lecture of our series of Public Lectures [Un]Truths: Trust in an Age of Disinformation. Philosopher Philip Kitcher (University of Columbia) will be […]

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