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Social Sciences Week

Join us every September for the annual celebration of the social sciences.

Discussion Papers

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Upcoming & Recent Events

Each year The Academy hosts and supports a wide range of social science or policy-focused events

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2021

50th Anniversary Symposium: The Social Future of Australia

The Social Future of Australia: 50th Anniversary Symposium The Academy’s 50th Anniversary Symposium will explore the social future of Australia. With over 50 speakers, six presentation sessions, and three roundtable sessions, the Symposium will provide contemporary and provocative commentary on issues important to society as well as to each of our disciplines. Questions and comments […]

202124Nov

2021

2021 New Fellows’ Presentations

Each year, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia elects the most distinguished social scientists in Australia as Fellows. These New Fellows will join the ranks of over 700 of Australia’s leading researchers and professionals across the social science disciplines. This event provides an opportunity to welcome the 2021 New Fellows and to recognise […]

Making SPACE for Young Australians

Space continues to be a new frontier for humankind, presenting significant opportunities for Social Scientists to apply their expertise. From sensemaking, to indigenous astronomy, sustainability, industry, diplomacy and defence, this series of webinars examines the role for social scientists in space. This is a timely series, given Australia’s ambitions to contribute to American efforts to return to the Moon in 2024, and as many space faring nations look beyond, to Mars.

Space and Australia’s Future: Facing Fundamentals

Space continues to be a new frontier for humankind, presenting significant opportunities for Social Scientists to apply their expertise. From sensemaking, to indigenous astronomy, sustainability, industry, diplomacy and defence, this series of webinars examines the role for social scientists in space. This is a timely series, given Australia’s ambitions to contribute to American efforts to return to the Moon in 2024, and as many space faring nations look beyond, to Mars.

Space Diplomacy, Law and Regulation

Space continues to be a new frontier for humankind, presenting significant opportunities for Social Scientists to apply their expertise. From sensemaking, to indigenous astronomy, sustainability, industry, diplomacy and defence, this series of webinars examines the role for social scientists in space. This is a timely series, given Australia’s ambitions to contribute to American efforts to return to the Moon in 2024, and as many space faring nations look beyond, to Mars.

Defending Space

Space continues to be a new frontier for humankind, presenting significant opportunities for Social Scientists to apply their expertise. From sensemaking, to indigenous astronomy, sustainability, industry, diplomacy and defence, this series of webinars examines the role for social scientists in space. This is a timely series, given Australia’s ambitions to contribute to American efforts to return to the Moon in 2024, and as many space faring nations look beyond, to Mars.

Australians in Space: Living Systems and the Future

Space continues to be a new frontier for humankind, presenting significant opportunities for Social Scientists to apply their expertise. From sensemaking, to indigenous astronomy, sustainability, industry, diplomacy and defence, this series of webinars examines the role for social scientists in space. This is a timely series, given Australia’s ambitions to contribute to American efforts to return to the Moon in 2024, and as many space faring nations look beyond, to Mars.

Finding the Profitable Niche: Futures Awaiting Space Industry

Space continues to be a new frontier for humankind, presenting significant opportunities for Social Scientists to apply their expertise. From sensemaking, to indigenous astronomy, sustainability, industry, diplomacy and defence, this series of webinars examines the role for social scientists in space. This is a timely series, given Australia’s ambitions to contribute to American efforts to return to the Moon in 2024, and as many space faring nations look beyond, to Mars.

Latest Publications

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Position Statements

Joint Academies statement post COP26

Academy statement on Australian action needed to address climate change

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Position Statements

Academy statement on the need for a price on greenhouse gas emissions

Academy statement on Australian action needed to address climate change

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Position Statements

Statement on Australian action needed to address climate change

Academy statement on Australian action needed to address climate change

Position Statements

The Importance of Languages in a Global Context

Joint statement from five leading Academies

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