Global Knowledge Society: A Promise in Peril?

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 - 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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Rafael Dezordi
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Post-truths propagated online diminish trust in science and digital communication of all sorts is leading to a narrowing of perspectives among individuals as well as governments which are focusing increasingly on national over global interests. Is our progress toward a global knowledge society in peril? What barriers exist to globalizing knowledge—old and new? And what are the benefits and risks associated with living in a global knowledge society? 

Opening Remarks

Guy Lévesque, Associate Vice-President, Research Support and Infrastructure, University of Ottawa


Professor Monica Gattinger, Director, ISSP, University of Ottawa

  • Paul Dufour, Senior Fellow, ISSP, University of Ottawa 
  • Professor Rees Kassen, Department of Biology, University of Ottawa (ISSP Core Member)
  • Professor Errol Mendes, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section, University of Ottawa (ISSP Advisory Commitee Member)
  • Professor Daniel Paré, Department of Communication and School of Information Studies, University of Ottawa (ISSP Core Member)
  • Michèle Stanton-Jean, Guest Scholar at the Université de Montréal and former Québec representative within the Canadian permanent delegation to UNESCO (ISSP Advisory Committee Member)
  • Christine Trauttmansdorff, Vice-President, Government Relations and Canadian Partnerships, Colleges and Institutes Canada
A reception will take place at 5:30 PM.