Uncertainty has an impact on almost all aspects of human life and the way uncertainty is perceived and treated by different actors (individuals, institutions, policy makers, …) is an important driver of societal and economic change. It can have constructive and destructive effects in different realms of society that have to be navigated.
Various researcher in social sciences and humanities have, over time, developed a variety of theoretical and empirical approaches to study and interpret the impact of uncertainty on (individual) decisions and social phenomena. With this conference, we would like to bring them together in a place of interdisciplinary exchange. The conference ”Navigating Uncertainty: Preparing Society for the Future” will provide a platform for interdisciplinary exchange on the systematic analysis of different ways individuals and institutions deal with uncertainty and of the resulting societal implications.