Sheila Jasanoff and Stephen Hilgartner each gave plenary talks at “Credibility of Scientific Expertise and Decision-Making,” organized by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES). Jasanoff discussed a political theory of trust in expertise (English, French translation), and Hilgartner presented the CompCoRe Interim Report (video in English or French translation).
Margarita Rayzberg and Onur Özgöde presented the CompCoRe Interim Report in the Culture Workshop of the Sociology Department at Northwestern University. The report generated a lively discussion among faculty and graduate students.
Maximillian Mayer and his colleagues developed a strategy for eliminating Covid-19 in Germany and Europe. A white paper describes their proposal: “A proactive approach to fight SARS-CoV-2 in Germany and Europe.”
Following a keynote speech by the WHO Director-General, Sheila Jasanoff and Stephen Hilgartner led off the event with a presentation of the CompCoRe Interim Report to key policy makers, leading academics and thought leaders, and thousands who tuned in. The talk framed the conversation for the Forum’s first day. A distinguished interdisciplinary panel reacted enthusiastically to their presentation.
The 114-page report was published and presented at the Schmidt Futures Forum on Preparedness. The report highlights CompCoRe’s findings and includes an appendix with summaries of all 16 country cases. Full text here.
DevEx, which serves a million professionals and others interested in global development, published an article titled “Consensus or chaos? Pandemic response hinges on trust, experts say.” The article reviewed the findings of CompCoRe’s Interim Report, citing the Control, Consensus, Chaos framework and highlighting the importance of trust in institutions.
Melina Galdos Frisancho spoke to Alejandra Ruiz, from Mitocondria Comunicación Cientifica about CompCoRe. The article, “Tropezar con la misma pandemia” (Tripping over the same pandemic) highlighted the main features of the project.
The New York Times summarized the findings of the CompCoRe Interim Report in an article titled “Pre-existing weaknesses’ hindered the U.S. pandemic response, researchers find.” The piece highlighted the main finding of the report that a country’s success or failure in managing the pandemic depends on the ability of the state to build solidarity among the citizenry.
The Cornell Chronicle published a summary of CompCoRe’s key findings in its coverage of the Interim’s report release. The article featured Stephen Hilgartner speaking about the findings and warning that “in polarized societies, things have gotten worse and things have been managed less well.”
Stephen Hilgartner gave an overview of the project and its initial findings at the Science Studies Reading Group.
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