"Truth Decay" in Europe
About this event
Truth decay—the declining role of facts and evidence in public life—is the subject of a recent study by RAND Europe exploring the main drivers and trends of the phenomenon in Europe, as well as what can be done about it. The study builds on an extensive portfolio of projects as part of RAND Corporation’s Countering Truth Decay initiative in the United States, where the phenomenon has taken hold over the last two decades, eroding civil discourse, causing political paralysis, and leading to public uncertainty and disengagement. The German Marshall Fund and RAND Europe are delighted to co-host a panel discussion featuring leaders and experts on the subject matter where we will discuss issues such as the disagreement about facts and data, the blurring line between opinion and fact, and look at comparisons across the Atlantic.
Please join us at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 20. The evening will begin with a drinks reception followed by a short presentation, a panel discussion, and opportunities for audience members to ask questions and engage.
If you have any questions, please contact Alexandria Chastenet De Gery at [email protected]
Ian LesserVice President and Executive Director, Brussels Office
Ian Lesser is vice president at The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) and a member of GMF’s executive team, managing programs across the organization. He serves as executive director of the Brussels office of GMF,...