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2019 Event Highlights

What do pop culture and crime, cultural integrity, artificial intelligence and democracy have in common? They were all discussed in events that were part of the second annual Social Sciences Week, held in September 2019.

Across the week, sixty talks from some of Australia’s leading social commentators, writers and researchers educated and entertained audiences across the country.

In this celebration of the way in which social science research and education shapes Australian society, held in universities and theatres across the country, participants gathered to hear amongst others: actor and author Magda Szubanski discuss being ‘thrown to the lions’ on social media; criminology professors Andrew Day and Fiona Haines explore trust and evidence in an era of fake news (NAME); and political economist Frank Stillwell lead a panel discussing potential solutions to economic inequality.

Enjoy a small sample from Social Sciences Week 2019 below.