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  1. Aug 2020
    1. 2020-04-30

    2. Humanities & Social Change (2020, April 30). Cultures of expertise and politics of behavioral science: A conversation with Erik Angner. https://hscif.org/cultures-of-expertise-and-politics-of-behavioral-science-a-conversation-with-erik-angner/

    3. As part of our new series on expertise and COVID-19, Mike Kenny and Anna Alexandrova interview Professor Erik Angner of Stockholm University. Erik is a philosopher and an economist writing on behavioral economics, economists as experts, measurement of happiness and wellbeing, Hayek, and the nature of preferences among other topics. Recently he has commented on the need for epistemic humility and the uniqueness of the Swedish response to the pandemic. In the podcast we discuss cultures of expertise, contestation, politics of behavioral science, and the relation of all three to the current crisis:
    4. Cultures of expertise and politics of behavioral science: A conversation with Erik Angner
    1. 2020-04-16

    2. BBC Sounds. (2020, April 16. The Briefing Room—The psychological impact of the coronavirus pandemic. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000h7sp

    3. What do we know about how we are coping with the pandemic crisis? David Aaronovitch looks at the impact the three month lockdown has had on people in China and asks how different groups in the UK - just three weeks in - are faring. What are the particular difficulties faced by the most vulnerable and those who have been advised to self isolate, maybe for many months, during the pandemic? He asks what strategies can be put in place to reduce mental hardship now and in the coming weeks. And when normality resumes, how changed might we be?
    4. The psychological impact of the coronavirus
    1. 2020-06-23

    2. Salaamedia. (2020, June 23). The Special Focus with Zahid Jadwat—Understanding the dangers of misinformation. Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/salaamedia/videos/the-special-focus-with-zahid-jadwat-understanding-the-dangers-of-misinformation-/261866155076824/

    3. From suggestions that 5G technology created the Coronavirus to stories that frame Bill Gates as a sly mass murderer, misinfornation and conspiracy theories can sound tempting to believe. However, much of it might be inaccurate and are potentially dangerous. Zahid Jadwat speaks to a panel of psychological experts, misinformation researchers and conspiracy theory researchers to find out just how much one can believe and the dangers of the misinformation that often thrives on social media.
    4. The Special Focus with Zahid Jadwat - Understanding the dangers of misinformation - 23rd June 2020
    1. 2020-07-08

    2. The Cost of Correcting Bad Science. (2020, July 9). RIOT Science Club - YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZBHGzQ8lVg

    3. To be trustworthy and rigorous, science must be correctable. If scientific claims are not adequately validated or confirmed, time and money are misspent, true or chance findings are difficult to separate, and public trust in expertise is eroded. However, the ability to correct the scientific record is not always possible because the act of correction is pitted against inappropriate cultural norms or vested interests. Science is an activity that is dependent on economic demands. In academia, there is a highly competitive job market, with scarce opportunities for research funding. Hiring and promotion criteria rely on publication and grant-funding track records, which means verifying evidence can come second to the next publishable and lucrative ‘groundbreaking’ research. Inevitably, criticism can make career prospects even more precarious, with significant costs to those who attempt to criticise and - in particular - whistleblow. However, is the status quo fixed? Is the environment in fact conducive to rigorous science? Is there no room for improvement? To explore these and many more questions, an esteemed panel has been brought together to discuss the issues at the heart of why we struggle to correct bad science. In what promises to be an exciting joint conversation from different perspectives of the research lifecycle and career stage, our panelists will discuss the barriers to correcting bad science and the costs borne by those who have tried to. The aim is to raise awareness and to instigate a discussion on how to substantiate the ability to correct science when necessary. In affiliation with ReproducibiliTea, RIOT Science Club, and The Crick Institute, it gives us great pleasure in inviting you to The Cost of Correcting Bad Science!
    4. The Cost of Correcting Bad Science
    1. Welcome | Summer COVID-19 Education Series—ACC Virtual Education. (n.d.). Virtualacc. Retrieved August 5, 2020, from https://virtual.acc.org/cvcovid/welcome

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    3. The Summer COVID-19 Education Series kicked off on Saturday, June 6 and will continue throughout the summer to offer quick dissemination of key findings and best practices in a timely and relevant way to address the global impact of COVID-19 on health care workers and patients. Join us every Thursday at 12 pm ET to participate in a virtual live session, where faculty will be on hand to answer your questions or catch the video On-Demand.Log in with your ACC account to gain access to this valuable information on COVID-19 and the subsequent impact on you and your patients. If you do not have an account, you can register for free
    4. Welcome to the Summer COVID-19 Education Series
  2. Jul 2020
    1. What It Will Take to Reopen Cities, with Richard Florida. (2020, May 28). SPUR. https://www.spur.org/events/2020-05-28/what-it-will-take-reopen-cities-richard-florida

    2. 2020-05-28

    3. Though most California cities are still operating under a state-led shelter-in-place mandate, cities across the country are beginning to test the waters by reopening the portions of their economies that had previously been shuttered to limit the spread of COVID-19. But with several Asian cities, including Hong Kong and Singapore, having experienced second waves of the pandemic since their initial attempts to return to normalcy, similar outcomes are all but guaranteed in the United States. How can we determine a safe time to reopen our cities and what will they look like in a post-pandemic society? Is the coronavirus the downfall of density, or can cities around the world remain bastions of urbanism in the face of the disease? Join renowned urbanist Richard Florida for a discussion about the fraught connection between the pandemic and cities and what we might expect in the coming months and years.
    4. What It Will Take to Reopen Cities, with Richard Florida
    1. Shorenstein APARC. (2020, June 10). Rebooting Business After COVID-19: A View From China. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DDqlzp_gKc

    2. 2020-06-10

    3. Decades of economic growth were put on hold in China due to COVID-19. As industries across the country begin reopening, what does the future look like for businesses in the PRC? A new survey conducted in partnership with the Stanford Center at Peking University and alumni from the Stanford School of Business asks CxOs from China about the short-term challenges and long-term implications that the pandemic will have on their business models and workers.
    4. Rebooting Business After COVID-19: A View From China
    1. 2020-06-17

    2. Science Matters Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Tools for Thinking About Risk During the Pandemic. (2020, June 17). Linda Hall Library. https://www.lindahall.org/event/science-matters-brown-bag-lunch-and-learn-the-cognitive-science-of-decision-making/

    3. Using one of the universe’s most complex systems- the human brain- each of us makes tens of thousands of decisions every day. Each choice involves fascinating and complex cognitive processes such as attention, perception, and memory that occur at lightning speed and often without our even noticing. During a time of heightened risk and sometimes overwhelming information, such as the current pandemic, that decision making process is pushed to extremes. Dr. Tim Pleskac, Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas, will present what we know about the psychology of decision making and what that can tell us about how people think about and perceive risk in the current pandemic.
    4. Science Matters Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Tools for Thinking About Risk During the Pandemic
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    2. APHA. (n.d.) Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series. https://www.apha.org/racial-equity

    3. Alarming disparities within the COVID-19 pandemic — such as higher hospitalizations and death rates among African Americans — are sadly predictable and highlight the urgent need to address the root causes of health inequities. APHA is hosting this webinar series to give an in-depth look at racism as a driving force of the social determinants of health and equity. The series will explore efforts to address systems, policies and practices designed to limit and shape opportunities for people of color. Our presenters will highlight collective and individual actions we can take to advance racial equity and justice.
    4. Advancing Racial Equity Webinar Series
    1. 2020-06-11

    2. McConnell, J. (2020, June 11). COVID-19: The current situation and prospects for the UK and the world. Aga Khan Foundation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VK_2uCA76s

    3. COVID-19: the current situation and prospects for the UK and the world
    4. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our working and personal lives like no other event in recent memory. An unprecedented level of research over the past five months has advanced knowledge of the disease, but many uncertainties remain. In this Q&A, John McConnell, Editor of The Lancet Infectious Diseases, was able to separate the knowns from the unknowns of COVID-19, whilst speculating on how the pandemic might evolve in the UK and elsewhere, including the developing world. He also offered some excellent insights into what concrete next steps should be taken for the world to defeat this novel disease. This webinar was moderated by Mahmood Ahmed, Chairman of the Aga Khan Foundation UK National Committee.
    1. 2020-06-08

    2. Dr. Maarten van Smeden (2020, May 11). Understanding the statistics of the coronavirus. Universiteit Utrecht. https://www.sg.uu.nl/video/2020/06/understanding-statistics-coronavirus

    3. Our understanding of the coronavirus relies heavily on the ways medical data is collected, distributed and checked across the world. But the ways medical data are analyzed and communicated are prone to error and can lead to misconceptions. Statistician Dr Maarten van Smeden (UMC Utrecht) will discuss the nature of the data underlying COVID-19 statistics. Is the data of high enough quality to make trustworthy predictions for the future?
    4. Understanding the statistics of the coronavirus
    1. https://twitter.com/abmakulec/status/1269452670651322368 - (this post is for a future lecture on the same topic)

    2. 2020-02-21

    3. Data Intersections 2020 | Heather Krause. (2020, February 21). How not to use data like a racist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGO7yevPHDk

    4. Talk Title:  "How not to use data like a racist, sexist, homophobe (etc.  . . .)  A seven-step framework for ethics and equity in data" by Heather Krause Founder of Datassist and We All Count Very few people build data products because they want to promote racist or sexist ideas. However, it’s very easy to accidentally fall into these traps, particularly when there’s so much talk about the objectivity of evidence. It’s really easy to make mistakes when using data. A working understanding of how to incorporate ethics and equity into data products is essential for anyone conducting data analysis or making decisions based on data analysis. This talk provides you with several shocking real-world examples and a seven-step framework for identifying inequity and hidden bias in the data product lifecycle. As interest in ethics in data grows, this remains one of the few actionable frameworks for making equitable change in the way you use data as a team. It has been successfully implemented to improve ethics within data, algorithms, dashboards and more at Mastercard, Oxfam, the UN, the Margaret Cargill Foundation, Borealis, and several national governments.
    5. Data Intersections 2020 | Heather Krause
    1. Since 2020-04-09

    2. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—EU & Intl. Affairs. (2020, April 09). COVID-19, Religion and Belief - Webinar Series. https://www.facebook.com/watch/CHURCHinEU/2595986687381906/

    3. The novel coronavirus has impacted countries across the word and is affecting many domains of our lives. While other initiatives are focusing on economic or health related impacts of the pandemic, this webinar series aims at exploring the strategies and initiatives of governments and religious groups to deal with the crisis. Our focus is global and will assess the impacts of the pandemic on civil liberties, and especially freedom of religion or belief. During the series, our guests will also touch on cross-cutting themes like the impact of the pandemic on levels of religiosity, on religious practice, on theological reflection and religious imagination, on faith-based humanitarianism, on religion and inclusion/xenophobia. The series brings together government officials, scholars and practitioners to discuss the threats we face, and how we might respond to them. The series is organized by the Cambridge Institute on Religion and International Studies, the Center for Religious Studies at Bruno Kessler Foundation, the Center for Justice and Society at Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School-Rio de Janeiro, the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University Law School, the European Union Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the University of Siena.
    4. "Covid-19, Religion and Belief" Webinar Series
    1. How Taiwan became a coronavirus success story. (2020, June 8). The Institute for Government. https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/events/how-taiwan-became-coronavirus-success-story

    2. 2020-06-08

    3. While the UK government’s response to coronavirus has been widely-criticised, Taiwan has seen fewer than 500 cases of Covid-19 and only seven deaths. For this special IfG Live event, the Taiwanese Digital Minister, Audrey Tang, joined us to explain how the country has contained the virus so successfully without a nationwide 'lockdown'. The minister discussed how Taiwan's existing strength in digital government and experience of the SARS outbreak in 2003 enabled it to respond rapidly, co-ordinating work across government, drawing on innovation in the private sector and civil society, and countering disinformation to keep the public well-informed. Audrey Tang was in conversation with Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director and Head of Data and Transparency at the Institute for Government.
    4. How Taiwan became a coronavirus success story
    1. 2020-06-23

    2. WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region. (2020, June 23). Webinar: COVID-19 pandemic – an opportunity or barrier to health as a bridge for peace?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNurBUky8s0

    3. This webinar explores the relationship between health and peace in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It brings together experienced policy makers and researchers from around the world to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting conflict-affected countries, as well as outlining how conflict in these settings is shaping the pandemic response. The pandemic presents both opportunities and challenges for the health community to contribute to peace. The webinar was hosted jointly by WHO EMRO and the Lancet-SIGHT Commission on peaceful societies through health and gender equality.
    4. COVID-19 pandemic – an opportunity or barrier to health as a bridge for peace?
    1. Risky Business. (2020, June 2). Lessons from COVID-19 - A free virtual conference. https://www.riskybusiness.events/lessons-from-covid-19-zoom-conference

    2. 2020-06-02

    3. Risky Business Events, in collaboration with The BMJ and Great Ormond Street Hospital, supported by the Medical Protection Society, have partnered to create this free, virtual conference for the multidisciplinary teams in the pandemic frontline. The idea of the event is to provide front-line clinical professionals who have been working flat out and exhausted with a succinct latest update on The Science, The Medicine, The Technology and The People (well-being) with respect to the Covid-19 crisis.
    1. FSI Stanford. (2020, June 1). The Executive Order on Platforms and Online Speech: Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center Responds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKeWGXT8qp4

    2. 2020-06-01

    3. President Trump signed an executive order recently, threatening to revoke CDA 230 protections, which would expose social media companies to increased liability for content that is posted on their sites. This comes on the heels of Twitter, last week, fact-checking two misleading tweets from the president about mail-in voting. Critics of the executive order say the White House is overstepping its authority, and cannot limit the legal protections that social media companies currently hold under federal law.
    4. The Executive Order on Platforms and Online Speech: Stanford’s Cyber Policy Center Responds
    1. 2020-05-28

    2. UCL. (2020, May 28). One crisis leads to another: Challenges and responses across emerging economies during COVID-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCXpg2iqYlM&feature=youtu.be

    3. The global pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges to countries and their governments. Across emerging economies, governments have been dealing with the challenge of containing the spread of COVID-19, while at the same time avoiding the fast escalation of related social and economic crises, including access to food essentials, trade disruption, limited fiscal capacity and debt sustainability. Have governments’ responses been effective so far? Are there specific government models and responses to learn from? What role are multilateral initiatives and international organisations playing? What are the medium to long term risks for emerging countries? This webinar explores these issues with a focus on emerging countries and the evolving policy responses at both national and international level. In this webinar leading experts Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Jayati Ghosh, Richard Kozul-Wright and Antonio Andreoni discuss the unprecedented challenges posed to countries and their governments due to COVID-19.
    4. One crisis leads to another : Challenges and responses across emerging economies during COVID-19.
    1. FSI Stanford. (2020, May 26). COVID-19 and its Impact on Democracy, with Nate Persily and Larry Diamond. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmPih3Wz1_8

    2. In this episode, host of World Class and Director of FSI Michael McFaul interviews Nate Persily, a senior fellow at FSI and co-director of the Stanford-MIT Project on a Healthy Election, and Larry Diamond, who is also a senior fellow at FSI. They discuss how democracies and autocracies are doing in response to the global COVID-19 crisis, why some democracies are doing better than others, and the potential effects of the pandemic on the U.S. election in November.
    3. COVID-19 and its Impact on Democracy, with Nate Persily and Larry Diamond
    1. 2020-06-02

    2. Wikimedia Foundation. (2020, June 15). COVID-19 and human rights: How to share the facts on Wikipedia. Youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kktZtDFhRho

    3. The pandemic has led to an increase in gender-based violence, prompted harmful acts of racism and xenophobia, and shuttered education systems worldwide. To successfully respond to the pandemic — and to eventually eradicate it — requires more awareness and more reliable information about COVID-19, its social effects, and its human rights implications. Wikipedia, the world’s largest, collaborative source of free knowledge, can help fill this need. The platform is more than just an online encyclopedia; it’s a tool for documenting and sharing knowledge about this unprecedented moment in history and the broader issues stemming from COVID-19. Join the United Nations Human Rights Office and the Wikimedia Foundation for a co-hosted webinar on the role Wikipedia is playing as an essential informational resource during the pandemic, and how you can strengthen Wikipedia’s coverage on the human rights dimensions of COVID-19.
    4. COVID-19 and human rights: How to share the facts on Wikipedia
  3. www.workshop-efi.com www.workshop-efi.com
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    2. WEFI. (n.d.). WORKSHOP ON ENTREPRENEURIAL FINANCE AND INNOVATION. Retrieved July 20, 2020, from https://sites.google.com/view/wefi2

    3. InnovationA bi-weekly, virtual workshop featuring research in entrepreneurial finance and innovation. Papers will be both invited and solicited with a call for papers. The next workshop takes place on Zoom in Fall 2020. The WEFI organizers are Michael Ewens, Yael Hochberg, Song Ma and David Robinson.
    4. Workshop on Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation