The Foresight Saga: Lessons from the Failures of Risk Representation

13 December 2005

Today, at 4:00pm, Sheila Jasanoff, Professor at Harvard University, gives a speech on how, following Hurricane Katrina, America rediscovered poverty. The physical risks of a Category 5 hurricane were evidently better known than the social risks posed by such an event. Katrina in this respect drew attention to a recurrent failure of the imagination when it comes to forecasting risks.

The event, which takes place at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is free and open to all. Click here for further information.

Date: Tuesday 13 December 2005
Time: 4:00pm
Venue: London School of Economics and Political Science. Room H615, sixth floor, Connaught House

Live discussion: Peter Oborne and ‘The Assault on Truth’

Oborne’s new book covers “Boris Johnson, Donald Trump and the emergence of a new moral barbarism”. Get the inside story on the state of the art of lying in politics and the media from three journalists who have seen it all.

Join us for this free event on 25 February at 5pm UK time/12pm EST.

Hear from:

David Leigh Journalist; former investigations editor, The Guardian

Peter Oborne Author and columnist; former chief political commentator of The Daily Telegraph

Chair, Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy

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