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October 2020

Richard Bradley (LSE): TBA

28 October, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
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This event will take place online via Zoom. Details for joining will be shared here at least a week in advance. Abstract: TBA

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November 2020

Jonathan Birch (LSE): “Science and policy in extremis: the UK’s initial response to COVID-19”

11 November, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
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For those of us interested in developing norms for effective scientific advising, the SAGE minutes (59 sets of which are now publicly available) are a valuable resource. Drawing on these minutes, I consider the wider lessons for norms of scientific advising that can be learned from the UK's initial response to coronavirus, highlighting five key issues: (i) the division of advisory labour, (ii) the grain of recommendations, (iii) the role of worst-case scenarios, (iv) switching cost asymmetries and (v) the difference between independence and neutrality.

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Alex Voorhoeve & Veronika Luptakova (LSE): TBA

18 November, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
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This event will take place online via Zoom. Details for joining will be shared here at least a week in advance. Abstract: TBA

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December 2020

Lara Buchak (Berkeley): TBA

2 December, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
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This event will take place online via Zoom. Details for joining will be shared here at least a week in advance. Abstract: TBA   Lara Buchak is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Berkeley. Her primary research interests are in decision, game, and rational choice theory.

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PhD Student Session: Sophie Kikkert and Cecily Whiteley

9 December, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
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This event will take place online via Zoom. Details for joining will be shared here at least a week in advance. Abstracts: TBA

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January 2021

Julia Staffel (Colorado): TBA

20 January 2021, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
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This event will take place online via Zoom. Details for joining will be shared here at least a week in advance. Abstract: TBA Julia Staffel is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She specialises in epistemology, with a focus on formal epistemology.

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February 2021

Jessie Munton (Cambridge): TBA

10 February 2021, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
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This event will take place online via Zoom. Details for joining will be shared here at least a week in advance. Abstract: TBA Jessie Munton is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Cambridge. Her core areas of research are philosophy of mind, epistemology, and philosophy of psychology.

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