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This event is brought to you by University of Washington Information School.

Our society is drowning in misinformation and false rumors are travel faster than accurate information. The mission of the University of Washington Center for an Informed Public (CIP) is to resist strategic misinformation, promote an informed society, and strengthen democratic discourse. Join the CIP’s inaugural director, Associate Professor Jevin West, and a panel of CIP student fellows for a discussion about how misinformation and disinformation flow through modern systems; how they translate into values, beliefs, and actions; and what students, researchers, educators, librarians, professionals, and policymakers can do to foster a more informed society.

Date: October 19, 2021 at 4:45 p.m. PT / 6:45 p.m. CT / 7:45 p.m. ET

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Meet the Speaker

Jevin West
Associate Professor, University of Washington Information School and the Center for the Informed Public

Jevin West is an associate professor at the UW Information School and served as the Center for an Informed Public's inaugural director from 2019-2021. He is a co-founder of the DataLab, the nexus for research on data science and analytics at UW. West develops data mining techniques for studying the Science of Science, where he investigates the origins of scholarly disciplines, the social and economic biases that drive these disciplines, and the impact of the current publication system. Currently, his research focuses on misinformation specifically in and about science. West is the co-author of "Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World" (Penguin Random House, 2020). He holds a B.S. in biology from Utah State University and a Ph.D from the University of Washington studying biology, and did his postdoctoral studies at the ICELab in the Department of Physics at Umea University in Sweden.

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