June 30, 2021

The End of Expertise?

The Calgary Institute for the Humanities presents The 40th Annual Community Forum

The CIH 40th Annual Community Forum was hosted online on Friday, May 7, 2021.

We see today an increasing questioning of traditional sources or models of authority, in conjunction with issues such as climate change denial, vaccination hesitancy, and political populist movements. Are the current challenges to expertise part of a healthy public sphere, or the sign of a dangerous slide towards populism and demagoguery? 

Watch the recording on the CIH YouTube Channel

Invited Guest Speakers

Harry Collins, Distinguished Research Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Knowledge, Expertise and Science (KES) at Cardiff University. 
Maya Goldenberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph
Steven Sloman is Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Science at Brown Universtiy. 
Moderator: Jim Brown, author, filmmaker and CBC radio host.