CFP: The Ethics of Trust and Expertise

Submission deadline: March 25, 2022

Conference date(s):
May 31, 2022 - June 1, 2022

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Conference Venue:

American University of Armenia
Yerevan, Armenia

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Call for Abstracts

Extended Deadline

March 25

The Ethics of Trust and Expertise

The  Horizon 2020 European Commission funded research project PERITIA is calling for abstracts for an in person/hybrid conference on the  ethical  issues relevant to trust and expertise. 

The conference will be hosted by the American University of Armenia, in the beautiful capital city of Yerevan, on May 31 and June 1, 2022.  The event is co-organised by the Centre for Ethics in Public Life, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Keynote speakers include 

Åsa Wikforss (University of Stockholm)

Paul Boghossian (NYU)

Lynne Tirrell (University of Connecticut)

We invite the submission of abstracts of up to 300 words to reach us by March 25 2022. 

Abstracts and enquires should be sent to [email protected]

The conference will focus on ethics and normative issues relevant to public trust, the nature of expertise,  and the role of experts in public life and politics. 

Topics of interest to the project include, but are not limited to:

The normative dimensions of trust

The value of trust (and distrust)

The ethical requirements of trust

The Wh of trust? (When, why and who should we trust?)

The moral dimension of trust/distrust in experts

The ethical obligations of expert advice

The democratic deficit of epistocracies

Moral expertise

The conference will primarily focus on philosophical approaches to trust and expertise, but  contributions from  cognate areas of media and communication studies, information science, public policy, social and political sciences, and science studies are also welcome as are papers applying the topics listed to issues relevant to climate change of COVID 19 . 

Information regarding acceptance should be available by early April 2022.  

Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue or edited volume.

A number of conference grants will be available for early career researchers and advanced  PhD students who do not have access to institutional support for travel. Please indicate your interest when submitting your abstract. The conference will not charge a registration fee. Food and accommodation prices in Yerevan compare well with other capital cities. 

Information about the conference and travel to Armenia will  be available from

Please note that there are no visa requirements for entering Armenia from most countries, including  the EU, the UK, the USA and Australia.

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