AUA Co-Hosts PERITIA Public Lectures Globally and [email protected] Locally2 min read
The American University of Armenia (AUA) is co-organizing two series of events as part of its Policy, Expertise, and Trust in Action (PERITIA) project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program.
At the PERITIA Public Lectures, co-hosted by the University College Dublin (UCD) Centre for Ethics in Public Life, prominent scholars from the U.S. and Europe will present their latest research on trust in science, conspiracy theories, trustworthy science, truth and democracy, and trust and cognitive science. The lectures will take place at 7 PM Yerevan time every other Tuesday from April 6 to June 1. English-Armenian simultaneous translation will be available. The speakers and their topics are:
April 6 — Trust in Science – Naomi Oreskes, Harvard University
April 20 — Misunderstanding Conspiracy Theories – Quassim Cassam, Warwick University
May 4 — The Democratic Value of Truth – Michael Lynch, University of Connecticut
May 18 — Trustworthy Science Advice – Heather Douglas, Michigan State University
June 1 — Trust vs. Argument – Dan Sperber, Institut Jean Nicod
PERITIA [email protected]
Six days prior to each lecture, AUA will hold the PERITIA [email protected], where selected writings by each of the PERITIA Public Lecture speakers will be discussed.
“The goal is to engage Armenian academics and experts in the topics of PERITIA, increasing the impact of the Public Lectures on Armenian audiences,” says Dr. Arshak Balayan, AUA lecturer at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) and researcher in the PERITIA project.
The online discussions, with Armenian-English simultaneous translation, will take place at 5:30 PM Yerevan time every other Wednesday from March 31 to May 26:
March 31 — Discussing Naomi Oreskes – Serob Khachatryan, Yerevan State University (YSU)
April 14 — Discussing Quassim Cassam – Levon Babajanyan, YSU
April 28 — Discussing Michael Lynch – Arman Gharagulyan, YSU
May 12 — Discussing Heather Douglas – Mariam Atalyan, Armenian State Agrarian University
May 26 — Discussing Dan Sperber – Kristine Grigoryan, Catholic University of Leuven
PERITIA is a three-year multidisciplinary project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 program with a consortium of eleven partners, including AUA, led by the University College Dublin.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality, graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.