Futures: The Threats of Uncertainty, the Seduction of Certainty

February 6, 2024


How do we equip young people – and the experts of tomorrow – to be effective in an uncertain world? How do we manage uncertainty and ambiguity productively and creatively? Recent global and social events – COVID 19, accelerated climate change, the rise of extremism and the backlash against ‘wokeness’ – have ruptured our faith in progressive, manageable change over which we have control. Does a deep fear of the unknown and the uncertain lead us to seek explanations and solutions that are simple and comforting? How do we avoid the seduction of the neat – but dangerously simplistic – solution? Join Professor Helen Haste to find out!

Professor Helen Haste, Professor Emeritus in Psychology, University of Bath

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