AUA Public Events
International Conference – The Ethics of Trust and Expertise
May 31 @ 9:00 am - June 2 @ 5:30 pm +04
About the Event:
The International Conference on the Ethics of Trust and Expertise will be hosted by the American University of Armenia, in the beautiful capital city of Yerevan, on May 31 and June 2, 2022. The conference will focus on ethics and normative issues relevant to public trust, the nature of expertise, and the role of experts in public life and politics. The co-organizer of the conference is the Centre for Ethics in Public Life, University College Dublin, Ireland.
To submit a proposal, please see the Call for Abstracts.
Topics of interest to the conference include, but are not limited to:
- The normative dimensions of trust
- The value of trust (and distrust)
- The ethical requirements of trust
- The Wh of trust (When, why and who should we trust?)
- The moral dimension of trust/distrust in experts
- The ethical obligations of expert advice
- The democratic deficit of epistocracies
- Moral expertise.
The “International Conference – The Ethics of Trust and Expertise” will primarily focus on philosophical approaches to trust and expertise. Contributions from media and communication studies, information science, public policy, social and political sciences, and science studies are also welcome, as are papers applying the topics listed to issues relevant to climate change or COVID 19.
Åsa Wikforss (University of Stockholm)
Paul Boghossian (NYU)
Lynne Tirrell (University of Connecticut)