Norway’s University of Stavanger Site for “Black Swan” Workshop

The first in a planned series of activities organized by the project on "black swan" events was held on February 20, 2014.

Using the term popularized in Nassim Taleb’s 2007 book The Black Swan, this event was funded by the Norwegian Research Council and attracted about 80 attendees. The workshop addressed the challenges of conceptualizing, assessing and managing “black swan” risks – rare and unpredicted “surprise” events such as major accidents. Details, including summaries of the presentations at this initial workshop, can be found on the Foundational Issues in Risk Analysis site here.