Other public or civic leadership engagement

(academic conference talks are listed here.)

How to Deal with “Fake News” Around Vaccination. Keynote presented at the WHO Behavioural Insights Summer School (BISS). Erfurt University, Erfurt, Germany, 29 August 2018.

Open data: Balancing transparency with resilience. Presentation at the workshop Ethical Aspects of Open Access: A Windy Road. ALLEA (All European Academies), Brussels, 1 February 2018.

Future challenges. Presentation at the Workshop on Big Data, Targeting, and the Future of Democracy. Joint Research Centre, European Commission. Ispra, Italy, 18-19 January 2018.

Conversation with Wolfgang Tillmans. Was ist anders? Berlin, 5 December 2017.

The “post-truth” era: Post what exactly? Invited talk presented at the conference of the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet). Linköping, Sweden, 5 December 2017.

The “post-truth” era: Decline of polity or moral panic? Invited talk presented at Parkland Institute: Fall Conference 2017. Edmonton, Alberta, 18 November 2017.

Denial: From Climate Change to Conspiracies. Salt Spring Forum. Salt Spring, British Columbia, 13 November 2017.

12th Berlin Debate on Science and Science Policy. Invited workshop, Robert Bosch Foundation, Berlin, 7 November, 2017.

Rational Denial of Undeniable Climate Change. TedX Salon. Bristol, 3 November 2017.

“post-truth” politics vs. science of “post-truth”. Presentation and panel discussion, Communicate 2017: Navigating Change. Bristol Zoo Gardens, 2 November 2017.

Misinformation in Science. Presentation to doctoral School of Public Health of Paris, St. Malo, France, 24 October 2017.

Is fake news undermining democracy? Panel discussion, Bristol City Hall (hosted by Chartered Institute of Public Relations), 12 October 2017.

CliFi: Big Ideas for the small screen. All-day workshop, 16 August 2017, Sydney, Australia. Presentation entitled Denial of the Solutions to a Denied Problem.

The Madhouse Effect: What is Stopping Action on Climate Change? Panel event (with Mike Mann, Anna Rose, and Emma Alberici) in Sydney Opera House, 16 August 2017.

Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA) team, Pentagon Joint Staff. Outflanking “fake news”: inoculation, skepticism, and warnings. (Webinar, 21 June 2017).

European Commission. Conference on EU4FACTS: Evidence for policy in a post-fact world. Brussels, 26 September 2017. (Invited presentation).

Home Office’s Research Information and Communication Unit (RICU). Workshop on Conspiracy theories, disinformation, and security threats: How should governments respond? Invited talk Understanding the spread of misinformation, conspiracy theories, fake news, and ‘soft facts’. London, 15 May 2017. (Not open to the public).

Forum för forskningskommunikation (Forum for science communication). Rational denial of undeniable climate change: Science in an era of ‘post-truth’ politics. Gothenburg, Sweden, 10 May 2017. Public event as part of the International Science Festival Gothenburg. (Invited keynote, available on YouTube).

UK Parliament, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, ‘Fake News’ Inquiry: Misinformation and its debunking: Impact of “fake news” on the public. Apr 2017.

UK Parliament, Science and Technology Committee, Research Integrity Inquiry: Managing threats to research integrity. Mar 2017. (Invited to give oral evidence to Committee on 26 April 2017, but meeting cancelled after snap election was called.)

Cheltenham Science Festival 2017: Fact, Fiction and the Rise of Fake News. Cheltenham, Jun 2017.

Perth USAsia Centre: The science behind the Trump phenomenon. Perth, Apr 2017. Video. University of Tasmania: The denial of undeniable climate change. Tasmania, Apr 2017.

Goldsmiths University of London: Rational denial of undeniable climate change. London, Mar 2017. Manchester Statistical Society: Climate models and climate data: Confusion and misinformation vs. scientific reality. Manchester.

Cheltenham Science Festival 2016: Protecting the planet: Science and politics. Cheltenham, Jun 2016.

“Pint of Science”: Neuroscientific myth busting. Bristol, May 2016.
Bristol Festival of Ideas: Climate utopias and dystopias: New ways of thinking about the future. Bristol, May 2016.

Reddit Science AMA Series: We just published a study showing that ~97% of climate experts really do agree humans causing global warming. Ask Us Anything! Online, Apr 2016. Café Scientifique of The Royal Society: Are you sure? Uncertainty and us. London, Feb 2016.

Reddit Science AMA Series: I’m Stephan Lewandowsky, here with Klaus Oberauer, we will be responding to your questions about the conflict between our brains and our globe: How will we meet the challenges of the 21st century despite our cognitive limitations? AMA! Online, Jul 2015.

Bristol Politics Café: The psychology of bias and misinformation: Climate change, vaccines and weapons of mass destruction. Bristol, Mar 2015.

Reddit Science AMA Series: I’m Prof. Stephan Lewandowsky, I study the cognitive science of conspiratorial thinking and the rejection of climate science, AMA! Online, Apr 2014.