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PERITIA Special Issue on Vulnerability and Trust

  • December 3, 2020
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A new Special Issue on Vulnerability and Trust led by UCD researchers Maria Baghramian, Danielle Petherbridge and Rowland Stout has been published in the International Journal of Philosophical Studies. The articles address issues arising from four aspects of the relationship between vulnerability and trust: how to characterize the affective nature of trust; how to explain […]

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Recreating climate of trust in experts essential for beating Covid-19

  • November 4, 2020
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A new article by PERITIA colleagues Maria Baghramian and Shane Bergin has been published in the Irish Times today. The op-ed calls for reassessing the role of expertise at these uncertain times, for joint efforts to “recreate a climate of trust in expertise”, in order to tackle current and future societal challenges like Covid-19. “The […]

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New PERITIA video: Why Trust Experts?

  • October 30, 2020
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We are happy to launch our new animation video “Why Trust Experts?“. Inspired by our principal investigator Maria Baghramian’s article “Trust in Experts: Why and Why Not”, the video invites everyone to reflect on the role of expertise in our daily lives.     We have all seen the key role played by experts in […]

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Who to trust on Covid-19? A PERITIA webinar at the Berlin Science Week

  • October 8, 2020
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We are happy to announce the PERITIA Webinar ‘Who to trust on Covid-19: When science advice gets “dirty” in the political mud’. The event will take place on 2 November (14:00-15:00 CET) and is part of the Berlin Science Week. The one-hour Q&A webinar will delve into the impact of this pandemic on trust in […]

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Call for the IJPS PERITIA Essay Prize 2020 on Trust and Testimonial (In)Justice

  • September 18, 2020
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We are happy to present the International Journal of Philosophical Studies PERITIA Essay Prize 2020. The scholarly competition invites essays from all philosophical approaches to discuss ‘Trust and Testimonial (In)Justice’. The winner of the 2019 edition is the collaborative paper ‘Vulnerability in Social Epistemic Networks’. The word limit for the essays is 8000–10,000 words, including […]

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PERITIA at Research and Innovation Days

  • September 15, 2020
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Research and Innovation Days is only days away! The event, organised by the European Commission, brings together policymakers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to debate and shape the future of research and innovation in Europe and beyond. This year, the event will be fully virtual and takes place on 22-24 September.  PERITIA’s lead investigator Maria […]

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What drives public trust in science-based policies?

  • July 13, 2020
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PERITIA has been featured on a story and a series of interviews on the European Science Media Hub, the service of the European Parliament that brings journalists, scientists and policymakers together. The article presents the key questions of PERITIA’s research and considers its connections to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We live in complex times. Times when […]

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How to Understand Trust in Expertise at Times of COVID-19 – Contributions from the PERITIA Team

  • May 14, 2020
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The COVID-19 outbreak has become a real-time test for the role of experts in governance. Scientists and experts are in the spotlight of daily debates. Excellent, timely and independent science advice is at the core of government actions to tackle this health emergency. Policymakers and experts are working together to make use of the best evidence and knowledge available. All this requires communicating scientific knowledge and uncertainty under extraordinary circumstances.    

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New PEriTiA publication: Deliberative Systems Theory and Citizens’ Use of Online Media

  • April 8, 2020
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Our colleague Cathrine Holst (University of Oslo) has published the article “Deliberative Systems Theory and Citizens’ Use of Online Media: Testing a Critical Theory of Democracy on a High Achiever” on the journal Political Studies, co-authored with Hallward Moe (University of Bergen). The article focuses on the proper role of experts in democratic deliberation, with […]

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Call for Papers: Social Indicators of Trust in Experts [Extended Deadline: 30 April]

  • April 7, 2020
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International Workshop Date: October 1-2, 2020 Organizer(s): Gloria Origgi and Ty Branch, PEriTiA Location: Paris, Institut Jean Nicod, Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) Keynote speakers: Dan Sperber, Mark Alfano, Cristina Bicchieri Call for Papers When we are not competent enough ourselves, we rely on experts to advise us and to act in our best interest, with […]

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