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Tuesdays with TED: Building Trust and Protecting Truth

Tues, March 24 • 11:45 am
Trailside • Room 160

How we can protect truth in the age of misinformation
Data scientist Sinan Aral demystifies how and why it spreads so quickly — citing one of the largest studies on misinformation — and identifies five strategies to help us unweave the tangled web between true and false.

What to trust in a “post-truth” world
In an insightful talk, researcher Alex Edmans, explores how confirmation bias — the tendency to only accept information that supports your personal beliefs — can lead you astray.

How to build (and rebuild) trust
In an eye-opening talk, Harvard Business School professor Frances Frei gives a crash course in trust: how to build trust, maintain it and rebuild it — something she worked on during a recent stint at Uber.

What we don’t understand about trust
Philosopher, Onora O’Neill, flips the question, showing us that our three most common ideas about trust are actually misdirected.

The nonprofit TED, standing for Technology, Entertainment, Design, offers knowledge and inspiration from the world’s foremost thinkers under the moniker “ideas worth spreading,” free online. These talks give access to the world’s most inspiring voices, discussing a vast range of themes. Join educator Tom Lowrey during lunch to watch a TED talk (typically 10-20 minutes each) on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month from 11:45 am-1 pm (start time approximate) and participate in a lively discussion about the ideas presented.

To reserve a seat, call Senior Services at
989-633-3700 by 9 am at least one day before the presentation. We encourage you to come for lunch on the day of the program.