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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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SECAT 2022 – Scientific Expertise, Communication and Trust

  • September 7, 2022
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Professor Maria Baghramian, Project Coordinator of PERITIA, will deliver a keynote talk at the Scientific Expertise, Communication and Trust (SECAT) conference, run by the (Mis)trust of Scientific Expertise research group at Aarhus University. The conference will take place as a free virtual event on 27-28 September 2022, registration is available here. Professor Baghramian will deliver […]

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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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Paul Stoneman Talks about the PERITIA Survey on Trust in Expertise with the European Science-Media Hub

  • August 11, 2022
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PERITIA researcher Dr Paul Stoneman (The Policy Institute, King’s College London) was featured on the European Science-Media Hub with an interview about the results of our recently released survey on trust in expertise and science. In the article, Stoneman offered an overview of the key takeaways of the survey for understanding how the public perceives […]

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Public Hugely Underestimate Scientific Consensus on Climate Change, PERITIA Study Finds

  • June 29, 2022
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The public in six European nations are hugely underestimating the extent of the scientific consensus on climate change, according to a new study. On average, people estimate is that 68% of climate scientists have concluded human-caused climate change is happening – far lower than the reality of 99.9%, as revealed in previous academic research.1 Carried […]

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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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