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Polarisation kidnapped science, the price is paid by all

Welcome to the high-level podcast series run by the UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab. This series introduces listeners to the world’s leading figures as they discuss how we can rebuild in a fairer and a smarter way after COVID-19. 

 

Social safety nets catch us in crisis, invest in those

This high-level podcast is with Vice President and the Minister for Economy and Digitalization of Spain, Nadia Calviño, and Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences. Together, they discuss rethinking collective policies in our new landscape of risks and inequalities, and the danger of replicating the inequities of the physical world in the digital one.

Stand on the shoulders of giants, take the next leap on climate

This podcast with Mark Howden, Director of the Institute for Climate, Energy and Disaster Solutions at the ANU, and Vice-Chair of the IPCC is concerned with trust in climate science – why it matters and how it drives collective policies and our climate trajectory.

From ivory towers to glass houses, science is transforming

This podcast with Director of Research at the CNRS Gloria Origgi is on what trust means in the case of science, why it matters (in and beyond the COVID-19 crisis), and why such trust has been seen eroding.

We politicized science and scientized politics – is that a problem?

This 3-part podcast with Columbia University professor Gil Eyal is on trust in science, trust in expertise, and the slow demise of such.

Data value: to share, or not to share

This podcast with University of Cambridge professor Diane Coyle is on the value of data, focusing particularly on ways to capture and to (re)distribute such value.

Recalibrate - our policies were too heavy on efficiency, too light on equity

This high-level podcast with Dean of Harvard Kennedy School, Doug Elmendorf, and Gabriela Ramos, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences, is on what it would take to reset equitably after COVID-19, how herd thinking hurts us, and why trust in science must be restored to move ahead smartly. 

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