This time the topic is "Communication Risk" with Prof. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen (Director, Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford), Dr. Rod Lamberts (Deputy Director, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science) and Mr. Ben Heap (Senior Expert, NATO StratCom COE).
"During a crisis, people want to take informed decisions, to protect themselves and their loved ones. They hope that science and authority can provide answers. With trust in government already under serious strain and conspiracy theories spreading online, the right information often can’t cut through. Looking for certainty in turbulent times, are the public getting the advice they need, and how can institutions be heard above the noise?" asks advance publicity material.