Convenors: Anne Schwenkenbecher (Murdoch U, AUS), Remco Heesen (U Western Australia, AUS), Chad Hewitt (Lincoln U, NZ)
How well do masks protect against infection? When is vaccination safe? What is the impact of school closures on students’ mental health? The Corona pandemic has shown how much political decisions rely on information from science. It has also become evident that research findings do not dictate political decisions. How the interchange between science and policy can be improved and what role philosophy can play in this process is the central question of the international research group „The Epistemology of Evidence-Based Policy: How Philosophy can Facilitate the Science-Policy Interface“, which is working at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at Bielefeld University until June. On March 30 and 31, the first workshop „Misinterpretation of Scientific Evidence“ will take place.
The workshop is open to the interested public and will be held in English in a hybrid format. Registration is required with: Ricardo Kaufer (email@example.com)