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Speaker(s): Alessandro Allegra, Berris Charnley, Dr Stephen John, Jenny Molloy
Chair: Dr Peter Dennis

Recorded on 16 March 2017 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

From medicine and GMOs to cyber-security and climate change, scientific research is vital to modern life. On the other hand, many of us struggle to get to grips with its increasing complexity. How does this fit with our ideals of democracy? And in an era of mistrust of experts, does science have a legitimacy problem? Our panel considers a radical proposal to rethink the distinction between scientist and citizen.

Alessandro Allegra (@a_allegra) is a Doctoral Researcher, University College London.

Berris Charnley is a Researcher, St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford.

Stephen John is Hatton Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Public Health, University of Cambridge.

Jenny Molloy (@jenny_molloy) is Coordinator, Synthetic Biology SRI and OpenPlant, University of Cambridge.

Peter Dennis is a Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE and Forum for European Philosophy Fellow.

The Forum for European Philosophy (@ForumPhilosophy) is an educational charity that organises a full and varied programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events in the UK.

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