Please see below for information on this year’s annual workshop, part of the Contingency and Dissent in Science project @ CPNSS, LSE (AHRC funded). Attendance is free and open to all, please email [email protected] to register.

Venue: T206, Lakatos Building London School of Economics and Political Science Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

– Do scientific results depend on the context in which they are established? – How do contingencies in science come about? – What implications are there for scientific policy making?

Workshop Programme

Thursday June 21st

9.30 – 10.00 Registration, Coffee

10.00 – 11.15 Eileen Munro, Social Policy, LSE, ‘Selective Use of Scientific Research to Justify Social Policies’

11.15 – 12.30 Sophia Efstathiou, Philosophy, UCSD, ‘Using Contingency in Science: Found Science’

12.30 – 14.00 Sandwich lunch

14.00 – 15.15 Michael Marmot, Epidemiology, UCL, ‘Inequalities in Health: Causal Judgements and Appropriate Actions’.

15.15 – 15.45 Coffee

16.00 – 17.15 James McAllister, Philosophy, Leiden, TBA

Friday June 22nd

9.00 – 9.30 Coffee

9.30 – 10.45 Damien Fennell, CPNSS, LSE, ‘Analysing Why and When Randomized Controlled Trials Work – Lessons from James Heckman’

10.45 – 11.00 Coffee

11.00 – 12.15 Linsey McGoey, BIOS, LSE, ‘Productive ambiguity: RCTs and the uses of inconsistency’

12.15 -13.30 Merete Konnerup, Director Nordic Cambell Center, ‘Trials and Tribulations – Evidence-Based Policy, Contingency, and Dissent’