The Ethics and Politics of Risk (Mis)Communication

Convenors:

Kritika Maheshwari (University of Groningen): k.maheshwari@rug.nl


(Please bear in mind that all times are British time, BST)

Wednesday, 9TH September 2020

11:30 – 12:00 – Set up, welcome, introduction

12:00 – 13:30 – Keynote by Prof. Sabine Roeser (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) – “Risk, Moral Emotions and the COVID Crisis”

13:30 – 14:00 – Lunch break

14:00 – 15:00 – Tomasz Żuradzki (Jagiellonian University, Poland) – “The Ethics of Risk Assessment and Communication: the Case of Race/Ethnicity in Healthcare and Biomedical Research”

15:00 – 15:15 – Short Break

15:15 – 16:15 – Davide Vecchi(University of Lisbon) and Giorgio Airoldi (UNED, Spain) – “Ethical Framing and Democratisation of Science Policy Benefit Governmental Risk Communication and Management

16:15 – 16:30 – Short Break followed by social event


Thursday, 10th September 2020

11:30 – 12:00 – Set up, welcome to day 2

12:00 13:30Keynote by Prof. Anne Ruth Mackor (University of Groningen, Netherlands) – “Risks of Miscommunication about Probabilities in Court”

13:30 – 14:00 – Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00 – Francesca Cavallo (University of Kent) – “The Aesthetics of Risk Communication”

15:00 – 15:15 – Short Break

15:15 – 16:15 – Gah-Kai Leung(University of Warwick) – “The Legitimacy of Mandatory Emergency Preparedness Measures: The Case of Compulsory Earthquake Insurance in Cascadia”

16:15 – 16:30 – Short Break

16:30 – 17:30 – Friedemann Bieber (University of Zurich) – “The Case for Ignorance in the Context of Unbalanced Risks

17:30 – 18:00 – Conclude workshop

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