Monday, November 09, 2015, 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Jan Marco Mueller
Joint Research Centre European Commission
ARC room 620
Dealing with risks and uncertainty in policy-making: How risk perception drives policies and what scientists can do about it”
Societies need to take risks to make progress. However, risk perception varies significantly and can either foster or hinder the deployment of new technologies. It works very often in a selective manner, e.g., when citizens protest against antennas for mobile communication while being more than happy to buy the newest smartphone. Different interpretation of risk can also lead to trade barriers, for instance in Trans-Atlantic trade. The lecture will give practical hints on how scientists can deal with risk perception in politics, for instance regarding the communication of uncertainty.
Free and open to the public.