HIAS meets#05: »Science and the public – Is the relationship of trust in doubt?«

We live in an increasingly technological world; hence, it is incumbent upon the scientific community to maintain a healthy interaction with the public at large. Polls in both the U.S. and Germany have consistently found that the public recognizes the importance of supporting science and has a high regard for scientists and their work. However, this should never be taken for granted. Recently there has been concern that the bond of trust that exists between scientists and the public is becoming more complex, largely as a by-product of political divisions, especially in the United States.

The discussion, initiated by Sol Gruner and hosted by the Joachim Herz Stiftung, will bring together people who have interest in the science-public interaction.

Questions to be considered include:

  • Has public trust in science changed in recent years?
  • If so, how and why?
  • What actions can the academic, scientific, and foundation communities do to help foster transparency and trust?

This event is for invited experts only.