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Broaden your mind with the Scholars' Hub @ Home Speaker Series

Do you enjoy hearing about the latest thought-provoking research? The Scholars’ Hub @ Home speaker series features discussions on a broad range of topics, with engaging lectures from some of York’s best minds. The Scholars’ Hub events are done in partnership with Vaughan Public Libraries, Markham Public Library, and Aurora Public Library. The Scholars' Hub @ Home series is brought to you by York Alumni Engagement. We invite students, alumni and all members of the community to join us. All sessions take place at 12 p.m. ET.

Cary Wu, Assistant Professor, Department Of Sociology, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

This talk addresses the three key puzzles: why political trust is high and stable in authoritarian China, why trust is declining in many Western democracies, and why racial minorities sometimes exhibit higher trust levels than their White counterparts.

We'll also discuss a novel approach to political trust. Central to this approach is a shift in focus from merely measuring how much people trust to how individuals place their trust.