“Can We Trust The Experts?”

Can we trust the experts? Focco Van den Akker, associate professor of biochemistry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, will discuss the problem of truth-seeking institutions and the difficulty of discerning fact from fiction in the modern world during an upcoming talk.

Part of the Open Discourse Lecture & Discussion Series, Van den Akker will present “Can We Trust The Experts?” Monday, April 1, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in Mather House, Room 100.

During the talk, Van den Akker will discuss the various structures we have in society for discerning truth, and the challenges ordinary citizens face in a world filled with disinformation, along with his program for helping citizens develop methods for finding truth amid so much disinformation. 

Community members are welcome and reservations are not required.