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The PLATO Society of Los Angeles Colloquium Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life


The PLATO Society of Los Angeles is excited to announce its January 2019 Colloquium: Truth Decay: An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life presented by Dr.Jennifer Kavanagh of the RAND Corporation; January 17th, 2019; Skirball Cultural Center; Address: 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049; 12:45 Coffee and Cookies, 1:30-3:00 Program. Open to the Public. Free Parking.

Los Angeles, CA, January 08, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Dr. Kavanagh is a senior political scientist and Associate Director of the Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources Program at the RAND Corporation. She is also a faculty member at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She graduated from Harvard University and earned her PhD at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on U.S. political institutions and public opinion and their implications for U.S. foreign and domestic policy. She also studies political uses of mis– and disinformation.

Dr. Kavanagh will shed light on some key issues of the day: Why is there increasing disagreement about facts? Why is the volume and influence of opinion increasing at the expense of fact? Why is trust in formerly respected sources of information declining? When did these trends really begin, and what are the consequences? Dr. Kavanagh will discuss human cognitive issues; the changes wrought by social media and the 24-hour news cycle; the current state of our educational system; and the implications of demographic and political polarization.

January 17th, 2019 Skirball Cultural Center
Address: 2701 N Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
12:45 Coffee and Cookies 1:30-3:00 Program
Free parking .Open to the Public
RSVP at the front office or office@theplatosociety.org or 310-443-7676

The PLATO Society
Lifelong Learning Center - Where Learning Never Ends
At PLATO, the emphasis is on the enjoyment of learning, in a supportive environment where peers lead weekly study-discussion groups in which everyone participates. More than 70 different seven to fourteen-week courses are offered every twelve months. The topics change three times a year and are selected by the over 400 active members.

Whether it's opera, forensic science, the American Revolution, hominids, great jury trials, films of noted directors like David Lean, literature, art, baseball or any provocative topic members choose to study, discussions are in depth. PLATO members come from a variety of backgrounds, but all share a love of learning.

PLATO encourages people to arrange for a visit its office in Westwood to sample the "PLATO experience." For more information, please go to its
website or call the office Monday through Friday and talk with members at the Welcome desk. You can also learn about the many social opportunities at PLATO, where members come together to share common interests both on and off site.

The PLATO Society of Los Angeles is a Domestic Nonprofit Organization, with 501(c)(3) status.

The PLATO Society of Los Angeles
Phone 310-443-7676
email office@ThePlatoSociety.org
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The PLATO Society of Los Angeles
Rudy Sabaratnam
310-770-1104
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