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Unlocking Science: Prioritising Institutional Responses to Distrust in Science

International Science Council | Tawana Kupe, Vlada Tusco, Courtney Radsch, Sacha Altay, Marta Entradas, Nick Ishmael-Perkins

What can scientists and the institutions they work for do to respond to the distrust and mis-information in science around the world? Our panel looks at what has worked and why science communication is in need of a revolution.

This session explores the latest evidence on how the public builds its understanding of science. We explore where the blocks are structurally and psychologically to a more constructive engagement between scientific consensus and what is often referred to as, the general public. The panel will feature university heads, journalism activists, cognitive scientists, and a member of the production team for the forthcoming BBC hub on science for sustainability; #Unlockingscience launches on November 9th on BBC.com.

The session is hosted by the International Science Council to mark the World Science Day for Peace and Development.

PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON ZOOM. PLEASE REGISTER.

This is a digital event. If you would like to attend, please book your spot here. Information on how to access the event will be provided after registration through the organiser.

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Tawana Kupe

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

Vice-Chancellor, University of Pretoria

Vlada Tusco

Partner Manager, BBC StoryWorks

Courtney Radsch

journalist & free expression advocate

Sacha Altay

Researcher – Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford/Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

Marta Entradas

ISCTE-IUL & LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

Sociology Professor, Iscte-IUL & London School of Economics

Nick Ishmael-Perkins

Moderator, Science Communicator and Theatre Practitioner- International Science Council

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