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Short Intensive Course (SIC) “Science, Experts, and Politics”
Short Intensive Course (SIC)
“Science, Experts, and Politics”
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research
May 12, 2020
Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research of the University of Amsterdam invites PhD students to participate in the Short Intensive Course on “Science, Experts, and Politics”, that will be held in Amsterdam on May 12, 2020.
Lecturer: Zeynep Pamuk (University of Oxford)
The course will mainly include the literature on the normative debates about the role of experts in democracies, accountability of scientific institutions, the public (dis)trust about scientists and other related topics. The SIC will consist in seminar discussions led by Dr. Zeynep Pamuk. The aims of the SIC is twofold: 1) Encouraging PhDs to reflect on how scientific experts’ practices influence and are being influenced by the broader democratic decision-making processes in contemporary politics. Identifying normatively problematic aspects of the science-expertise-politics relations. 2) Inviting PhDs to reflect on the debates about how to improve the institutional design of scientific institutions in a democratic society. There will be four sessions covering the subjects in the following order:
- What Is Expertise?
- Evidence-Based Policy Making
- Technocracy and Populism
- Democratizing Expertise
Location: Roeterseiland Campus, University of Amsterdam
Costs: The course fee is €135.
More information and applying:
For applications and further information please contact Ugur Aytac (email@example.com). Application deadline is March 1. Applications should include a bio specifying applicants’ academic background and research interests. The maximum number of participants is 12. In case there are more applications than places available, priority will be given to PhD students from the University of Amsterdam and those who are working on a topic relevant to the course theme. Applicants will be notified about whether they have been selected to be enrolled in the course within two weeks after the deadline.
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