Workshop: Values in science, 17-18 May 2021

Organisers: Timothy Campbell and Joe Roussos, Institute for Futures Studies (IFFS)

The topic of the workshop is values in science and will focus mainly on the role that epistemic and non-epistemic values play in climate science. Sub-topics in this area include:

  1. how values enter into the construction of global climate models,
  2. how uncertainty should be taken into account in modelling the climate, as well as in making policy decisions to curb climate change,
  3. how to determine what counts as a “worst-case scenario” of climate change, and
  4. the proper role of the scientist in public debates where science is an important factor.

Schedule, speakers, and abstract (pdf)

Monday, May 17th

11.00 – 11.15 Introduction
11.15 – 12.15 Katie Steele (ANU)
12.15 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15 – 14.15 Joe Roussos (IFFS) and Julie Jebeile (Bern)
14.15 – 14.30 Break
14.30 – 15.30 Per Wikman Svahn (KTH)
15.30 – 15.45 Break
15.45 – 16.45 Sabine Undorf (SU)

Tuesday, May 18th

13.00 – 14.00 Marina Baldissera Pacchetti (Leeds)
14.00 – 14.15 Break
14.15 – 15:15 Karoliina Pulkkinen (KTH)
15.15 – 15:30 Break
15.30 – 16.30 Henrik Thorén (Lund)

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