A number of CPAS academics travelled to Melbourne on the 15th and 16th of February for the University of Melbourne School of Government's conference A Crisis of Expertise?.
"Wendy Russell identifies the values at work in citizen deliberation processes (e.g. citizen juries). She suggests that integrity, humility, generosity & vulnerability have the potential to transform democratic participation in a post-truth age #crisisofexpertise"
— Kiran Pienaar (@KiranPienaar) February 15, 2018
Dr Wendy Russell presented "Crisis of discourse? Citizen deliberation as an intervention to bring needed virtues into practice" in a themed session on the politics and discourses of expertise. Ruth O'Connor presented "How expert knowledge is valued and communicated in the natural resource management sector" in a session centred on public institutions and social imaginaries in knowledge production.
— sam vilkins (@samvilkins) February 15, 2018
Professor Joan Leach was an invited panellist on the topic of "What knowledge counts when making policy?", discussing the overlapping pressures to communicate expertise in different ways.
— Megan Evans (@megcevans) February 15, 2018
The papers at the conference were recorded and will be available from the University of Melbourne School of Government. You can view the program online.