September 6, 2021
Looking for lockdown trivia to get you through September? We have you covered with Social Sciences Week trivia slides ready to go anytime. Choose ‘general’ or ‘expert’ (or both), download the Qs (and As!), then gather your friends, family or...
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September 6, 2021
At a time of increasing conflict, the laws of international war have never been more important as a restraint on the use of force in armed conflict.  Because of this, we’re giving you the opportunity to talk directly to our Tasmanian...
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September 6, 2021
Youth Futures: Civic participation, social justice, and COVID-19 A Social Sciences Week event organised by the School of Social Sciences & Monash Arts Young people have had a particularly challenging time during COVID-19, with major disruptions to study, precarious and...
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September 10, 2021
The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) is organising a special event to mark its 50th Anniversary. This Symposium will discuss the COVID-19 Pandemic and the role of the Social Sciences in theory, policy, practice and understanding. The...
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September 6, 2021
Former Senator Scott Ludlam, ICAN Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dimity Hawkins and Dr Julie Kimber share their experiences changing the world In this public lecture, Scott Ludlam will discuss learnings from his book, ‘Full Circle: A search for the world...
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September 9, 2021
In Australia, women from migrant and refugee backgrounds experience domestic and family violence at least as frequently as women in the wider population but face particular barriers to accessing the services that can help. These barriers include social isolation, threats...
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September 10, 2021
Join The University of Newcastle’s Alternative Futures Research Network (UoN-AFRN) and New Economy Network Australia (NENA) for a monthly workshop series, which invites leading scholars, intellectuals, and activists from all over the world to discuss, challenge and re-define ‘quality of...
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September 9, 2021
The perennial problems of injustice, inequality, poverty, homelessness, and violence (especially against women and children) remain a challenge for Australia. The ever-growing threats of pandemics and climate change exacerbates these problems and multiplies their impact on people. These are all...
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September 7, 2021
Humans have disagreed about the idea of justice for millennia. But as we confront a world of uncertainty and disruption, with rising inequality, anger and polarisation, it has become difficult to talk about big questions like justice and fairness, or...
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September 9, 2021
The University of Wollongong, in partnership with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC), is excited to announce they are hosting the Second biannual Tony Vinson Memorial Lecture as part of Social Sciences Week 2021. The Tony Vinson...
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September 10, 2021
What are the lessons of ad hoc policy experiments and the way forward to an economic security agenda in a post-pandemic world? About this event COVID-19 was a shock that overwhelmed the economic and social security systems of many countries....
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September 6, 2021
How the calls to combat the pandemic turned into a show of political attitude. About this event The use of masks and vaccines to control and prevent the spread of the coronavirus have been a political flash point over the...
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September 10, 2021
We examine some social, economic, and legislative dimensions of electricity production in the context of climate change and COVID-19 About this event The causes and effects of COVID-19 are environmental and social, national and international. This panel from Sydney University’s...
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September 8, 2021
Automation is finding its way into many systems that impact our everyday lives. AI and machine learning programs increasingly make decisions about a person’s credit score, determine the routes that food delivery operators should take via UberEats or Deliveroo, automate...
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September 9, 2021
Governments around the world have invested substantial resources to assess the societal benefit of research, despite a lack of clarity around the underlying definitions, methodologies and processes. In Australia, the ARC has just completed a review of the Excellence in...
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September 9, 2021
What have been the long-term cultural and political impacts of the terrorist attacks of September 11th? Did the terrorist attacks mark a permanent inflection point in US foreign policy or Australia-US relations? What has been the experience of Muslim, and...
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September 24, 2020
The future for key industries in Asia and the Pacific through and past coronavirus depends heavily on what the prospects were going into the pandemic. This panel draws on decades of social science research into key industrial sectors across Asia...
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September 9, 2020
In this ‘mini’ online WA Migration Update webinar panel, from UWA’s Migration Mobilities and Belonging group, we consider the effects of Covid-19 on migration and ethnic minorities in Australia. This includes issues for international students and temporary visa holders, the...
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September 10, 2020
The Australian Political Studies Association are sponsoring a panel discussion exploring the factors that determine contrasting levels of government efficacy in relation to disaster response. Comparing the experience of the 2019-20 bushfires where the federal government struggled to effect a...
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September 9, 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world, states responded with various measures: denial; contact tracing; social distancing; phone apps; lockdown; economic stimulus; closed borders—even those states where COVID-19 was not present have made preparations for its arrival. Building on...
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September 7, 2020
There is a globalised imperative towards building security through the prevention of violent conflicts, and recognition that positive peace is achieved through political rather than military means. We know that the role of diplomacy in reducing the intensity of conflict...
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September 10, 2020
This panel will explore the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on young people’s transition from education to employment, and what policymakers can do to create genuine opportunities and avoid the scarring effects of youth unemployment. Presented in partnership with the...
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September 10, 2020
In 331 BC, Ancient Rome was facing a pandemic with a number of sudden deaths. Rather than turning to the obvious and logical explanation, a conspiracy emerged that direct blame towards a group of women who were poisoning men with...
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September 8, 2020
Universities occupy paradoxical places in contemporary society. The demand for higher education seems to be ever growing, and yet universities are never not in some kind of crisis. Covid-19 has accelerated a funding crisis in higher education that has been...
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September 9, 2020
Ahead of their forthcoming book Gender and Political Leadership in Australia, the panellists will explore the role that gender identities, gender politics and gendered power relationships play in shaping political leadership in this country. Drawing from research in history, political...
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September 8, 2020
What type of Australia are we content to be? This is the question at the heart of the Life Course Centre. There are more than 1 million adults and children experiencing deep and persistent disadvantage in Australia today. We will compromise...
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September 11, 2020
In this Zoom webinar, former Liberal Party leader and federal Leader of the Opposition, Dr John Hewson, will launch Constitutional Reform as a Remedy for Political Disenchantment in Australia – The Discussion We Need, by Dr Bede Harris, Senior Lecturer...
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September 8, 2020
Racism has been one of the most destructive influences on science and society over the last 200 years. While racism as a dominant political force was largely abolished after WWII, scientific myths about human difference live on today in disturbing...
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September 7, 2020
As environmental crises intensify and we confront the political, social, economic and cultural impediments to addressing them, environmental scholarship has moved from being the preserve of the natural sciences and into the heart of the social sciences. Social scientists offer...
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September 11, 2020
Throughout the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia, the phrase “We’re all in this together” has transformed from a message of hope into a unifying mantra by governments, civil society groups, and citizens alike. This catchphrase may elicit some enthusiasm for community,...
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September 10, 2020
The rise of coronavirus has brought into view the complex intersections between infectious diseases and social, economic and political life. It has focused our attention on the importance of interactions between microbes, animals, humans, and societies in a swiftly changing...
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September 9, 2020
With the US Presidential election fast approaching we ask what the campaign and its aftermath will mean for the US and the world. The US faces a series of crises at home and abroad. COIVD-19 continues to wreak havoc on...
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September 9, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has put governance systems around the world to the greatest test in living memory. The variation in responses and results has opened up the debate as to the ability of different regimes and international institutions to deliver...
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