Vice-Chancellor, University of Pretoria
Unlocking Science: Prioritising Institutional Responses to Distrust in Science
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.
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
Partner Manager, BBC StoryWorks
journalist & free expression advocate
Researcher – Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford/Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
ISCTE-IUL & LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
Sociology Professor, Iscte-IUL & London School of Economics
Moderator, Science Communicator and Theatre Practitioner- International Science Council