2020

Oct
20

2020 Annual Events | Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Every year the Academy runs a number of significant events for Academy Fellows, those interested in Social Science policy, and the wider public. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Academy’s 2020 annual events will be held online. The majority of events will take place on Wed 25 November 2020. Register by clicking on the link […]

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Sep
28

Professor Raewyn Connell: 2020 Cunningham Lecture

2020 Cunningham Lecture: ‘Do We Need Intellectuals?’ Delivered by Professor Emerita Raewyn Connell FASSA There is a sense of crisis in the university world, produced by the COVID-19 epidemic, the casualization and layoffs of academic and professional workers, and governments with little interest in truth, knowledge or education. In 2020 we must re-think familiar ideas. […]

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Sep
03

Professor Maggie Walter: 2020 Fay Gale Lecture

2020 Fay Gale Lecture ‘Delivering Indigenous Data Sovereignty’ Presented by Professor Maggie Walter FASSA The Academy’s 2020 Fay Gale Lecturer Professor Maggie Walter FASSA is a Palawa woman from Lutruwita, Tasmania. She is a founding member of the Maiam nayri Wingara Indigenous Data Sovereignty Collective and the Global Indigenous Data Alliance. She is Distinguished Professor […]

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Sep
03

The Hon. Justice Iain Ross AO: 2020 Keith Hancock Lecture

2020 Keith Hancock Lecture ‘Responding to the Pandemic and Measuring What Matters’ Presented by The Hon. Justice Iain Ross AO FASSA The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented focus on the decisions we make and the evidence behind them. In the 2020 Keith Hancock Lecture, the President of the Fair Work Commission, Justice Iain Ross […]

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Sep
03

Professor Raewyn Connell: 2020 Cunningham Lecture

Save The Date 2020 Cunningham Lecture Presented by Professor Raewyn Connell FASSA Tuesday 27 October, 12:00 – 1:00pm AEDST The Cunningham Lecture is the Academy’s flagship annual public lecture. It is named after Dr Kenneth Stewart Cunningham, the first chairman of the Social Science Research Committee (the Academy’s predecessor organisation). The Cunningham Lecture is presented […]

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Sep
03

Dr Elise Klein OAM: 2020 Paul Bourke Lecture

2020 Paul Bourke Award Lecture: On care, welfare conditionality and free riding Care is essential to all life – we need it, we feel it, we desire it and none of us can live without it. It underpins so many practices in our lives – from reproductive work, to caring for children and the elderly, […]

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Sep
03

Dr David Frazier: 2020 Paul Bourke Lecture

2020 Paul Bourke Award Lecture: On the Use and History of Monte Carlo Methods In this talk, I give a gentle (non-technical) introduction to the topic of modern (computer-based) Monte Carlo (MC) methods, their origins, and current uses. Monte Carlo methods constitute an extremely powerful set of tools to model and understand reality, as well […]

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Sep
03

Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh in conversation with Professor Peter Greste

2020 Paul Bourke Award Presentation: Press Freedom and National Security Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh in Conversation with Professor Peter Greste In 2019, following successive police raids on journalists, Australia dropped 5 places (to 26) in the World Press Freedom Index. Once the model for press freedom in the Asia-Pacific, Reporters Without Borders said Australia “is now […]

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Sep
03

Dr Melissa Day: 2020 Paul Bourke Lecture

2020 Paul Bourke Award Lecture: Non-pharmacological treatments for chronic pain Research has demonstrated that the perception of pain involves a complex network of brain regions associated not only with somatosensory processing, but also with regions associated with emotional, cognitive, and motivational processes. Therefore, treatment can intervene at any one of these levels to effectively mitigate […]

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Jul
22

Morrison’s Miracle | Book Launch

Book Launch - watch a recording of the live broadcast below Morrison's Miracle | The 2019 Australian Federal Election Edited by Anika Gauja, Marian Sawer, and Marian Simms. ANU Press Book Launch: Thursday 30 July 2020 3.30 - 4.15pm AEST Livestream   This book, the 17th in the federal election series and the ninth sponsored [...]
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Jun
10

Loneliness in the Digital Age | A Virtual Symposium

In recent years the phenomenon of loneliness has gained international prominence. In 2018, the UK appointed its first minister for loneliness, and policymakers in Australia and other countries have also called for action on the issue. The current COVID pandemic, with its physical distancing restrictions and increased reliance on digital technologies as means of social […]

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