Workshop on Technology, Trust, and Coordination

November 4, 2022 (ONLINE 12:30 – 3:45pm EST)

In recent years, there has been unprecedented erosion of trust in government, media, technology, and other key institutions. To explore the psychological and societal ramifications of our loss in trust, the Psychology of Technology Institute, the Behavioral Science & Policy Association, and the USC Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making are teaming up to organize a conversation among leading experts.

The workshop will focus on scientifically grounded approaches and policy recommendations for restoring trust in technology and trust in each other. This is an opportunity to hear from leading authorities and learn actionable solutions based on the latest research.

Some of the confirmed distinguished panelists at this event include:

• Kambiz Akhavan, Executive Director of the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future
• Frances Haugen, Social Media Advocate and Facebook Whistleblower
• Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business
• Pia Shah, Global Head of Policy for Trust and Safety, Amazon Web Services
• Natalie Stroud, Director of the Center for Media Engagement and Professor at University of Texas at Austin
• Shankar Vedantam, Creator of Hidden Brain Podcast and Radio Show

In addition, each session will be moderated by Psychology of Technology Institute Co-Directors and Professors Nathanael Fast (University of Southern California Marshall School of Business) and Juliana Schroeder (University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business). There will be extensive Question & Answer Forums so that audience members can get involved in the conversations.

A limited number of Doctoral students' registration fees will be covered through support from the Neely Center. Please indicate if you are a doctoral student and use your university email when registering and use the code feewaived

This is the second of a series of workshops offered by BSPA to bring together researchers, policy makers, and practitioners to apply the best knowledge to addressing our most pressing problems.  Future sessions will address additional institutions and additional issues.  Join the BSPA mailing list to receive notices of future events



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