Pia Lamberty is the Managing Director (together with Josef Holnburger) of CeMAS, and has spent years as a psychologist researching why people believe in conspiracy narratives and the consequences of these worldviews. Her research has taken her to universities in Cologne, Mainz and Beersheva (Israel). As a research associate, she was involved in the project “Seventy Years Later: Historical Representations of the Holocaust and their effects on German-Israeli Relations”, among others. Lamberty places herself at the interface between academia and society, and provides evidence-based assessments of conspiracy narratives, disinformation, antisemitism, and right-wing extremism. Her non-fiction book Fake Facts - Wie Verschwörungstheorien unser Denken bestimmen (“Fake Facts - How Conspiracy Theories Influence Our Thinking”), published with Katharina Nocun in May 2020, was a DER SPIEGEL beststeller. This was followed in May 2021 by True Facts - Was gegen Verschwörungserzählungen wirklich hilft (“True Facts - What Really Helps to Counter Conspiracy Narratives”). In Autumn 2022, Lamberty and Nocun published their third book together: Gefährlicher Glaube - Die radikale Gedankenwelt der Esoterik (“Dangerous Beliefs - The Radical World of Esoteric Thought”).