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Videos of the symposium “Trust in a Changing World” now available

  • March 31, 2020
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The videos of the PEriTiA Inaugural Symposium “Trust in a Changing World” are now available. The event was hosted by the University College Dublin (UCD) on 2 March 2020 and brought together leading scholars to discuss trust in and the trustworthiness of policy related expert opinion in today’s changing world.   Ireland’s experiments in deliberative […]

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A philosopher’s reflection in times of COVID-19: How to think positively about isolation

  • March 23, 2020
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In times of the COVID-19 crisis, PEriTiA’s investigator Silvia Panizza (University College Dublin) provides a reflection on self-isolation from a philosopher’s perspective. This article was originally published on The Conversation.   Philosopher in Italian coronavirus lockdown on how to think positively about isolation “I am facing 14 days of self isolation and I find the prospect […]

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PEriTiA kicks off with international symposium in Dublin

  • March 12, 2020
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PEriTiA – Policy, Expertise and Trust in Action – was launched in Dublin on 2 March with the public symposium ‘Trust in a Changing World’, followed by an internal kick-off meeting. The Horizon 2020-funded research project will investigate the conditions under which people trust expert opinion and scientific advice informing public policy. Hosted by University […]

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PEriTiA Inaugural Symposium: Trust in a Changing World

  • February 21, 2020
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We are pleased to announce the PEriTiA Inaugural Symposium “Trust in a Changing World”, which will be hosted by the University College Dublin (UCD) on 2 March. The event will bring together leading scholars to discuss trust in and the trustworthiness of policy related expert opinion in today’s changing world. PEriTiA – Policy, Expertise and […]

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The big question behind PERITIA: How to deal with a populist backlash against experts

  • February 3, 2020
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Maria Baghramian, Professor of American Philosophy at the University College Dublin, is Project Leader and Coordinator of PERITIA (Policy, Expertise and Trust in Action), an EU-funded research programme exploring the conditions under which people trust expertise used for shaping public policy. In this interview, she presents the rationale behind the project and argues for a […]

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Call for abstracts for the conference ‘Knowledge, Citizenship, Democracy’

  • December 11, 2019
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A call  for abstracts for the conference ‘Knowledge, Citizenship, Democracy’ may be of your interest. The conference will be held at Groningen and organised by the Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, in collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam. Date: April 22-24, 2020 Location: Groningen, Center for Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Groningen, in […]

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Post-doc position with Institut Nicod- CNRS in Paris and PeriTia Research Project

  • November 7, 2019
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We are offering a  post-doc position for 12 or 15 months at the Institut Nicod (CNRS-ENS-EHESS) in Paris to collaborate in the Horizon 2020 funded project: Policy, Expertise and Trust in Action –  a 3-year international research project exploring the nature and conditions of trust in expert opinion that shapes public policy. The post-doc will be stationed […]

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A crisis of trust?

A later version of this article appears in the Sunday Business Post on October 13. 2019. Almost every day we seem to hear another lamentation about falling levels of trust in institutions, experts and science. The evidence however is surprisingly mixed, and suggests a more nuanced picture. Empirical surveys show that general levels of trust […]

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Postdoctoral Position ‘Governing Trust in a Changing Media Landscape’ at the University of Utrecht

The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Utrecht is currently looking for a Postdoc to collaborate with the Utrecht University delegation in the Horizon2020 project: Policy, Expertise, and Trust in Action (PEriTiA), coordinated by Maria Baghramian (University College Dublin). This large multi-disciplinary EU-funded project aims to enhance a clear understanding of the conditions of […]

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