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How to govern in an age of misunderstanding

Tuesday 11 December 2018, 18:00 - 19:00

From immigration and murder rates to how fat we are, people nearly always get the numbers wrong.

But what does this mean for modern government? How does government work for people who have a shaky grasp of reality? And what can we do about it?

Joining us to discuss this were:

  • Bobby Duffy, author of The Perils of Perception and Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Policy Institute at King's College London
  • Will Moy, Director of Full Fact
  • Nancy Kelley, Deputy Chief Executive at The National Centre for Social Research

The event was chaired by Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director and Head of Data and Transparency at the Institute for Government.


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