Venue

University of Tübingen, “Alte Aula”, Münzgasse 30, Tübingen, Germany

Keynotes

  • Dr. Angelika Hilbeck
    European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER), CH
    Inconvenient or post- truth - an account from a science minefield
  • Dr. Lapolang Magole
    University of Botswana, BWA

    A Tragedy of the Commoners: Can Post Normal Science (PNS) explain the evolution of common property resources management in Botswana?
  • Prof. Dr. Roger Strand
    University of Bergen, NO

    Post-Factual or Post-Normal?
  • Dr. Fanny Verrax
    Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Lyon, FR
    Trust and Transparency: two inseparable values?

Further information on the Keynotes

Program

25th September 2017

09:00

Registration with coffee

09:30

Welcome (T. Potthast, University of Tübingen, Germany)

09:40

J. Ravetz (Oxford University, United Kingdom) & S. Funtowicz (University of Bergen, Norway)
PNS in historical perspective

10:00

Keynote 1: A. Hilbeck (ENSSER, Berlin, Germany)
Inconvenient or post-truth – an account from a science minefield
Chair: T. Potthast (University of Tübingen, Germany)

10:45

Coffee break

11:15

Panel I: Post-truth?
Chair: J. van der Sluijs (University of Bergen, Norway)

 

I.1: C. García Casanas (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
The Phenomenon of „Post-Truth“: Improving Our Practical Challenges or Distracting us?

 

I.2: I. Foss Ballo (University of Bergen, Norway)
Whose truth matters for governance? Democratizing knowledge and expertise in a ‘post-truth’ era

 

I.3: R. Zähringer (University of Tübingen, Germany)
The Narrativity of Post-truth Politics

 

I.4: L. Herzog (Technical University of Munich, Germany)  & S. Hegenbart (Technical University of Munich, Germany):
Aesthetic ‘truth’ and its impact on deliberative democracy

 

I.5: M. Roßmann (Karlsruhe Insitute of Technology, Germany)
Post-Narrative Assessment?

12:45

Lunch

13:45

Keynote 2: R. Strand (University of Bergen, Norway)
Post-Factual or Post-Normal?
Chair: A. Guimarães Pereira (JRC-EC, Ispra, Italy)

14:30

Panel II: Vagaries of trust in science governance
Chair: I. Foss Ballo (University of Bergen, Norway)

 

II.1: A. Saltelli (University of Bergen, Norway) & S. Funtowicz (University of Bergen, Norway)
PNS and the crisis in Science

 

II.2: T. Børsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Good Scientific Conduct in Post-Normal Times

 

II.3: C. Koekoek (Leiden University, Netherlands)
Post-truth politics: power beyond truth

 

II.4: J. Keir (University of Tübingen, Germany)
There is No Post-truth, Only Pre-Truth: Hans Küng on Basic Trust in Life

 

II.5: M. O’Connor (L'Association ePLANETe Blue, France)
Putting Trust in the Scientific Spirit? What, Why and for Whom?

16:00

Coffee break

16:30

Panel III: PNS and institutional governance
Chair: M. O’Connor (L'Association ePLANETe Blue, France)

 

III.1: R. Slaattelid (University of Bergen, Norway)
The facts are real, the image is fake?

 

III.2:G. Veltri (University of Trento, Italy), F. Bogliacino (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia), C. Codagnone (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy & Universitat Obierta de Catalunya, Spain)
Frames of governance: comparing evidence based policy, deliberation and corporatism over the policy triangle

 

III.3: D. Lemus (University of Bergen, Norway)
The regulation of Bisphenol A in Denmark and Norway: How the problem of chemical safety is framed and addressed amidst scientific uncertainty

 

III.4: U. Müller (University of Tübingen, Germany)
The battle against ageing as a scientific goal in biology: critical questions

 

III.5: A. Braarud Hanssen (Oslo and Akershus College of Applied Sciences, Norway)
Patent with a heartbeat; post-normal biopatenting in the European patent system

18:00-19:00

Performance "Playing PNSituations"

19:30

Dinner at Restaurant Museum

 

26th September 2017

 

9:00

Keynote 3: L. Magole (University of Botswana, Botswana)
A Tragedy of the Commoners: Can Post Normal Science (PNS) explain the evolution of common property resources management in Botswana?
Chair: Z. Kovacic (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)

9:45

Panel IV: Extended peer communities at work
Chair: V. Cabello (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)

 

IV.1: S. Bremer (University of Bergen, Norway) & S. Meisch (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Reviewing different perspectives on co-production in climate change research

 

IV.2: J. van der Sluijs (University of Bergen, Norway)
Building an extended peer community – lessons from network project Understanding Cultural Conditions of Climate Change Adaptation

 

IV.3: D. Wildschut (Universiteit Amersfoort, Netherlands)
Can autonomous citizen scientists deliver meaningful research? – Results of three years “Meet je Stad”

 

IV.4: L. Adams (Lisa Adams and Associates), T. Alter (PennState University, USA), A. Woolnough (Victorian Government, Australia), M. Reid (Victorian Government, Australia)
Managing Invasive Species: A Practice Story of Extended Peer Community Action and Agency

 

IV.5: J. Oomen (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
Climate Engineering and the limits of Post-Normal Science: the problematic attempts at extending peer communities

11:15

Coffee break

11:45

Panel V: Hybridisations: challenges and affordances of PNS practices 
Chair: S. Meisch (University of Tübingen, Germany)

 

V.1: A. Biggeri (University of Florence, Italy)  & B. De Marchi (University of Bergen, Norway)
How different perspectives can enrich data interpretation

 

V.2: A. L’Astorina (IREA CNR, Milan, Italy), A. Ghezzi (JRC-EC,Ispra, Italy), S. Guerzoni (Fondazione IMC, Torregrande, Italy), A. Guimarães Pereira (JRC-EC,Ispra, Italy), E. Molinaroli (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, Italy)
Post-normal academic teaching of Environmental Sciences: sea level rise scenario for Venice in 2050

 

V.3: V. Cabello, A. Ballester, L. Di Stefano, N. Hernandez-Mora, J. Martínez, L. Sánchez (New Water Culture Foundation)
A self-reflective story on New Water Culture extended peer community in action

 

V.4: P. Ungar (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany) & R. Strand (University of Bergen, Norway)
Care in the Entanglement of Normal and Post-Normal Science

V.5: H. Nilsen (University of Bergen, Norway) & J. Karlsen (University of Bergen, Norway)
What can a post-normal science (PNS) approach do to a critical investigation of nutrition?

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Keynote 4: F. Verrax (INSA Lyon, France)
Trust and Transparency: two inseparable values?
Chair: M. Kaiser (University of Bergen, Norway)

14:45

Panel VI: Ethics and responsibility through PNS
Chair: B. De Marchi (University of Bergen, Norway)

 

VI.1: S. Meisch (University of Tübingen, Germany)
Water Ethics – Lessons from Post Normal Science

 

VI.2: M. Lam (University of Bergen, Norway) & M. Kaiser (University of Bergen, Norway)
eSEAS: Enhancing Seafood Ethics and Sustainability

 

VI.3: Z. Kovacic (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain) & L. Di Felice (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain)
A post-normal perspective of the role of ambiguity in EU policy

 

VI.4: S. Lo Piano (European Centre for Governance in Complexity, Spain): Quantitative story-telling and sensitivity-auditing appraisal of expert solutions to the issue of food security

16:15

Final Remarks (T. Potthast; A. Guimarães Pereira)

16:30

Farewell & Coffee

16:45

END