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First PERITIA Newsletter Issue Published

  • July 1, 2020
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This morning, we proudly published the first issue of the PERITIA newsletter. Full of highlights from turbulent five project months, the newsletter introduces the project’s research agenda and provides an excellent selection of ongoing research, interviews, news articles, academic papers, podcasts, webinars, and much more, emphasizing three key questions of PERITIA that turned into global […]

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Workshop on Social Indicators of Trust postponed

  • June 10, 2020
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The Workshop “Social Indicators of Trust in Experts” had to be postponed due to the corona crisis. The new date is 3-4 June 2021. The aim of this conference is to help understand what informal social indicators people use in order to evaluate the trustworthiness of experts. Among the informal social indicators there are emotions, […]

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PERITIA’s new look and features

  • May 27, 2020
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PERITIA – Policy, Expertise and Trust – has revamped its online presence with a new look and added features. Our objective is to be a highly informative, balanced and constantly updated source for anyone who is interested in the relationship of policy, expertise and trust. The project website as well as Twitter and Facebook channels […]

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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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Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships with PERITIA at UCD Dublin

  • May 14, 2020
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PERITIA’s consortium partner University College Dublin is interested in hosting applications for the Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship 2020 call. Applications are welcome on topics relevant to the aims and objectives of the PERITIA project. The potential mentors and areas of research for this particular call are: Professor Maria Baghramian: Public Trust, Experts and Expertise, The […]

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Two Postdoc Positions at UniSR in Milan [Deadline: 25 May!]

  • May 7, 2020
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Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele (UniSR) in Milan is inviting applications for two full-time postdoctoral research fellows within PERITIA on “Behavioural tools for building trust” at the Faculty of Philosophy. Candidates must hold a degree in Philosophy, Economics, Cognitive Sciences or Psychology, studying trusting behaviour towards science institutions and authorities. Deadline for applications for both positions […]

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Postdoctoral Position with PERITIA at UCD

  • May 4, 2020
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We are inviting applications for a full-time postdoctoral research fellow with a background in (behavioural) economics or similar at University College Dublin. The successful candidate will work across the Centre for Ethics in Public Life and the Geary Institute for Public Policy on a project beginning in September 2020 (with some flexibility) and lasting for […]

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It’s all about reputation now

  • April 28, 2020
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PERITIA investigator and Work Package Leader Gloria Origgi reflects on what she names the “reputation age”, in which we should rank the quality of information not by its content but by the agenda of its source. Say goodbye to the information age: it’s all about reputation now There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that […]

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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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