Conference on the Role of Experts: Scientific Advisors and Public Management
XXIX Conference on Contemporary Philosophy and Methodology of Science
The planned completion dates are 7 (Thursday) and 8 (Friday) March 2024.
Matriculation period from February 1 to 23, 2024.
Venue at the University of A Coruña, Campus of Ferrol.
This Conference on the Role of Experts: Scientific Advisors and Public Management is fully in tune with one of the lines of research proposed for the Ferrol Industrial Campus.
The invited speakers are the following:
Martin Carrier, Professor of Philosophy at the German University of Bielefeld and author of the paper "What does Good Science-Based Advice to Politics Look Like?", published in 2021 in the Journal for General Philosophy of Science. He has the 2018 Werner-Heisenberg Medal of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation.
Richard Bradley, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and an expert in risk estimation and decision making.
Javier Ordoñez, Professor Emeritus of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where he has been Vice-Rector for Research. He has also been a researcher at the Max Planck in Berlin for many years.
Inmaculada Melo-Martín is Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell University in New York and has published two books at Oxford University Press. She has been President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. She is a member of the European Academy of Sciences.
Anna Estany Profitós, Professor Emeritus of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and co-editor of the volume (in Spanish) Institutional Design and Democratic Innovations, published in 2021.
Thursday, 7 March 2024
Morning and afternoon
9:00 to 9:30 Reception of documentation.
9:40 Inauguration of the Conference.
10:00 Martin Carrier (University of Bielefeld): “Creating a Knowledge Ecosystem in Scientific Policy Advice: The Case of Covid 19”.
12:00 Richard Bradley (London School of Economics): “Scientific Uncertainty, Expert Advice and Precautionary Decisions: The Case of New Variants".
5:00 Anna Estany (Autonomous University of Barcelona): "Variation in Scientific Advice: Open and Free Innovation."
7:00 Round Table: “Role of Experts: Academic Contribution and Forms of Institutional Relationship”, Martin Carrier, Richard Bradley and Inmaculada de Melo.
Friday, 8 March 2024
Morning and afternoon
10:00 Martin Carrier (University of Bielefeld): “What is Special about the Humanities? Comparing the Natural and Human Sciences in Methodological Respect.”
12:00 Javier Ordoñez (Autonomous University of Madrid): “The Epistemic Authority of Experts”.
5:00 Contributed Papers.
7:00 Inmaculada de Melo (Weill Cornell Medicine, New York): “The Problem of Scientific Disinformation: A New Perspective”.
8:45 Closing Session. Delivery of Diplomas