NUS LRFI Conference on Risk

The Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (LRFI) is pleased to announce its inaugural conference on risk on 27 July 2017. The conference will bring together global experts, policymakers, industry players and enthusiasts to share ideas and knowledge in risk research and communication.

Date: 27 July 2017 (Thu)
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Venue: University Hall Auditorium, Level 2, Lee Kong Chian Wing, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119077

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Time

Activity
8:30 – 9:00
Registration
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome Address and Launch of the Foresight Report on the Public Understanding of Risk

Prof. Phoon Kok Kwang
Interim Director, Lloyd’s Register Foundation Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk (LRFI), NUS

Prof. Richard Clegg
Foundation Chief Executive, Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF)

Conference participants will be the first in the world to receive a copy of the new Lloyd's Register Foundation Foresight Report on the Public Understanding of Risk produced in collaboration with NUS. The report describes how public perceptions of everyday risks impact decisions and identifies opportunities for better communication of risk in society. The report is written in clear language for everybody to understand, and will set the direction for the new Institute on the Public Understanding of Risk.

Session Chair: Prof. Richard Clegg, Foundation Chief Executive, Lloyd's Register Foundation
9:15 – 9:50
Understanding Risk: What Have We Learned and Where Should We Go From Here?

Prof. Paul Slovic
Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon and President of Decision Research

9:50 – 10:25 NIED Integrated Research on Risk Communication for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience

Prof. Haruo Hayashi
President, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience

10:25 – 10:45
Tea
Session Chair: Prof. Richard Ebstein, Psychology, NUS
10:45 – 11:20 The Power and Complexity of Perceived Risk

Prof. Elke Weber
Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment and Professor of Psychology and Public Affairs, Princeton University

11:20 – 11:55
Food Safety Concerns in Mainland China: Trust, Knowledge and Risk Perception

Prof. Xie Xiaofei

School of Psychological and Cognitive Sciences, Peking University

11:55 – 12:30 It Is Not Easy Being Green: How Risk, Time Delay and Uncertainty Make Consumers Environmental Decisions Difficult

Prof. Eric Johnson
Norman Eig Chair of Business, and Director, Center for Decision Sciences, Columbia University

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Panel discussion “How Do We Perceive Risk"

Moderator:
Prof. Richard Clegg
Foundation Chief Executive, Lloyd’s Register Foundation

Panellists:

Prof. Anil Gaba
Professor of Decision Sciences, The Orpar Chaired Professor of Risk Management and Academic Director, Center for Decision Making and Risk Analysis, INSEAD

Prof. Haruo Hayashi
President, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience

Prof. Pan Tso-Chien
E
xecutive Director, Institute of Catastrophe Risk Management, Nanyang Technological University

Mr Greg Unsworth
Digital Business & Risk Assurance Leader, PwC Singapore

14:30 – 15:00
From Big to Smart and on to Actionable Data - A New Credit Risk Analytics Paradigm

Prof. Duan Jin-Chuan
NUS Risk Management Institute and Cycle & Carriage Professor of Finance, NUS Business School


15:00 - 15:20 Tea

Session Chair: Prof. Robert Wasson, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS

15:20 - 15:55 Risk Communication as a Strategic Activity

Prof. Baruch Fischhoff
Howard Heinz University Professor, Department of Engineering and Public Policy, Institute for Politics and Strategy, Carnegie Mellon University

15:55 – 16:25 Communicating Diverse Risks and Benefits in Differentiated Contexts

Dr Makiko Matsuo
Project Assistant Professor, Policy Alternatives Research Institute,The University of Tokyo

16:25 – 16:55

Managing Complex Interconnected Risks: Diverse Risk Perceptions and Governance

Prof. Heng Yee Kuang
Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo


16:55 – 17:00 Closing remarks

Prof. Ho Teck Hua
Deputy President (Research and Technology), NUS

For enquiries, please contact Ms Yilian Wu at email: dprwyl@nus.edu.sg.

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