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Quantitative Methods in the Legal Evaluation of Evidence: Challenges and Prospects
April 10, 2013
The Pufendorf Institute, Sölvegatan 2, Lund
 
 
The workshop is funded by the Swedish Research Council. Attendance is free
of charge but registration is required. Please be aware that the number of
participants is limited. Register by e-mail to dragi.anevski@maths.lu.se or
lena.wahlberg@jur.lu.se no later than April 4. The registration is valid
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Between Scientists & Citizens: Assessing Expertise In Policy Controversies

June 1-2, 2012
Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Keynote speakers:

  • Sally Jackson, Speech Communication, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana
  • Massimo Pigliucci, Philosophy, Lehman College, CUNY

We are increasingly dependent on advice from experts in making decisions in our personal, professional, and civic lives. But as our dependence on experts has grown, new media have broken down the institutional barriers between the technical, personal and civic realms, and we are inundated with purported science from all sides. Many share a sense that science has lost its “rightful place” in our deliberations. Grappling with this cluster of problems will require collaboration across disciplines: among rhetorical and communication theorists studying the practices and norms of public discourse, philosophers interested in the informal logic of everyday reasoning and in the theory of deliberative democracy, and science studies scholars examining the intersections between the social worlds of scientists and citizens. For this conference, we invite work on expertise in policy controversies from across the disciplines focused on argumentation, reasoning, communication and deliberation.

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