The Ethics of Trust and Expertise

This conference will focus on ethics and normative issues relevant to public trust, the nature of expertise, and the role of experts in public life and politics. Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to,

  • the normative dimensions of trust,
  • the value of trust (and distrust),
  • the ethical requirements of trust,
  • the Wh of trust (When, why and who should we trust?),
  • the moral dimension of trust/distrust in experts,
  • the ethical obligations of expert advice,
  • the democratic deficit of epistocracies,
  • and moral expertise.

31 May - 2 June 2022

American University of Armenia, Yerevan

Hybrid Conference

Online and In-Person Participation Possible

Keynote Speakers

Åsa Wikforss
University of Stockholm 


Lynne Tirrell
University of Connecticut


Paul Boghossian
NYU