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

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