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Rudi Balling's Goodbye lecture series - Prof. Ortwin Renn

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Event date: Thursday, 30 September 2021 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Place: WebEx

After being the director of the LCSB for 12 years, Prof. Rudi Balling is retiring. For this very special occasion, the LCSB is organising a Goodbye lecture series to honour him. This lecture series brings together internationally renowned scientists from different disciplines who will share their perspectives on major challenges of future scientific research and interdisciplinary approaches to solve them.

The third lecture will take place online on 30 September.

Speaker : Prof. Ortwin Renn

Behavioral adaptations to the COVID-19 crisis: What is here to stay?

The rise of populism and corresponding political resonance in Europe and the USA is precarious because it is threatening democracy and science. Many political decision-making processes are based on evidence and expert knowledge. This is particularly true for systemic risks such as the recent COVD-19 pandemic. However, many political and social actors discredit wellgrounded knowledge as “fake news” or conspiracy theory; they bring alternative facts and truth into play. The public is often confused and lacks orientation. The paper will stress the importance of robust knowledge stemming from science, expertise and practical experience. (Download the poster)

Join the lecture on WebEx
Meeting number: 188 598 4397
Meeting password: FeSUemZN723

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More information about the full programme of the lecture series