The Power of Experts

Event Date: 19 June 2014
Room B34
Birbeck, University London
Malet Street,
Bloomsbury,
London WC1E 7HX

Birkbeck School of Law presents:

The Power of Experts

Chair: Dr. Marinos Diamantides (Birkbeck) Participants: Dr. Matjaž Ambrož (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana),  Dr. Amanda Dickins (Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor, Dept. for Business Innovation and Skills),  Dr. Mary Malecka (Barrister, Garden Court Chambers and Bond Solon Legal Training Company) Prof. Renata Salecl (Birkbeck)

Experts are the new authorities in today’s society. Law and policy makers rely on their knowledge when difficult decisions are made. The panel will address the dilemmas like: What happens when experts openly admit that they do not know? What can be done when they knowingly give fraudulent testimony? How do policy makers choose which experts to call upon? How does judiciary system handle experts, how are they prepared for giving testimony and what kind of battles they might engage in when presented with different expertise? Who wins in the war of experts?

Introduction by Dr. Marinos Diamantides (Birkbeck):

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Dr. Mary Malecka (Barrister, Garden Court Chambers and Bond Solon Legal Training Company):

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Dr. Matjaž Ambrož (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana):

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Professor  Renata Salecl (Birkbeck):

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Dr. Amanda Dickins (Deputy Chief Scientific Advisor, Dept. for Business Innovation and Skills):

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Audience Questions:

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