Virtual Panel Discussion: Confidence in Institutions in a Time of Mistrust

Event Start Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 12:00 pm

Event End Date: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 1:30 pm

Time of MistrustIn a time of crisis, people look to the government and other sources of leadership for accurate information and guidance. Confidence with the federal government, state governments, and news media outlets is now at an all-time low. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic is a moment in history when people have acutely felt this lack of confidence. If we lose faith in our institutions and government, who can we trust? What can be done to restore that trust?

Join members of our University of Maryland faculty for a thought-provoking discussion on this erosion of trust as it relates to organizations, leadership, and information in a time of unprecedented social and economic challenges. Registration is free.


  • Dr. Michael Hanmer
    Director of Graduate Studies
    Department of Government and Politics
    College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee
    Senior Fellow, Center for Technology Innovation, The Brookings Institution
    Adjunct Professor, College of Information Studies
  • Dr. Ronald Yaros
    Director of PhD Studies, Philip Merrill College of Journalism
    Affiliate Professor, College of Information Studies


  • Dr. Jennifer Golbeck
    Professor, College of Information Studies
    UMD College Park

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