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Stress and fear influence our ability to make sound decisions amidst rapid changes and new risks. Trust determines who we turn to for information and guidance.

The Risk Quotient is an annual conference presented by LRFI to improve the understanding of risk and ground better decision-making. In this year's conference, we will explore the latest academic research and practice surrounding decision-making in the face of fast changing environments and uncertainty.


Speaker sessions, plenaries, interactive sessions and workshops.

Thursday, 25 October 2018

Theme: Fast and Furious - Decision-making in Rapidly Changing Environments

  • Decision-making under scarcity
  • Measuring risk
  • Is fast-thinking undermining our collectiive ability to make good decisions?
  • Data visualisation and its impact on decision
  • Impact-driven risk communicaiton - best practices used in disaster management

Friday, 26 October 2018

Theme: Off the Charts - Managing Unprecedented Events and Uncertainty

  • Causes of failure and management issues in Fukushima
  • How do we respond to and manage unprecedented events and uncertainty?
  • Risk Communication: the human element of uncertainty in events
  • Rethinking the unprecedented as the new normal
  • Political consequences of known unknowns


Professor Eldar Shafir
Inaugural Director, Kahneman-Treisman Centre for Behavioral Science and Public Policy, Princeton University

Professor Lan Xue
Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University

Professor Wandi Bruine De Bruin
Director, Centre for Decision Sciences, Leeds University

Professor Keng Yeow Chung
Director, Singapore Nuclear Research and Safety Initiative, National University of Singapore

Professor Kiichi Fujiwara
Director, Policy Alternatives Research Institute, The University of Tokyo

Professor Kishimoto Atsuo
Professor, Institute for Datability Science, Osaka University

Dr Pablo Suarez
Associate Director for Research and Innovation, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

Simone Balog-Way
Disaster Risk Management Analyst, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, The World Bank

More details on the programme to follow.


Registration is free.

Seats are limited, admittance is by registration only.


For queries on registration, please contact Ms Jamie Foo (jamie.foo@nus.edu.sg)

For queries on collaborations and sponsorships, please contact Mr Nathaniel Tan (nathaniel.tan@nus.edu.sg)

Supported by Policy Alternatives Research Institute, and Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo

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