2021

Initiating the development of a decadal plan for Best Practice in Parenting Support

Initiating the development of a decadal plan for Best Practice in Parenting Support June/July 2021 (TBC) Conveners: Professor Matthew Sanders FASSA "It is crucial that evidence-based parenting supports continue to be developed, adapted, evaluated and disseminated to provide the best possible supports for families and children in Australia and across the globe." Over the decade [...]
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How to research emotion in and around law

How to research emotion in and around law 11 - 12 November 2021  Conveners: Professor Sharyn Roach Anleu FASSA, Associate Professor Katie Barclay and Dr Kate Rossmanith "Whenever the idea of ‘emotion’ is raised in legal and judicial circles, it is seen as an impediment to impartiality. Even so, emotion is impossible to resist.." Emotions [...]
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Global food supply chains in a world on the edge

Global food supply chains in a world on the edge 15 - 16 June 2021  Conveners: Dr Victoria Stead, Professor Jon Altman FASSA,  Associate Professor Melinda Hinkson "Food systems are fundamental to human life, health, culture and relationships. At stake are questions of wellbeing and sustenance, but also issues of self-determination, self-realisation, and human flourishing." [...]
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Risk and Fragmentation of urban water knowledge in Melbourne: an early career perspective

Risk and Fragmentation of urban water knowledge in Melbourne: an early career perspective 29 - 30 July 2021  Conveners: Dr Anna Kosovac, Professor Lee Godden FASSA, Professor Brendan Gleeson FASSA "Building a network of researchers from interdisciplinary areas will be key to understanding the complexities of the issue." Water has traditionally been managed within the [...]
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International Relations and Asian Studies – promoting dialogue about key strategic issues

International Relations and Asian Studies – promoting dialogue about key strategic issues 2021 (TBC) Conveners: Professor Anthony Milner FASSA, Professor Louise Edwards FASSA, Professor Ian Hall "Assessment of international dynamics in the Asian region matters more than ever, now that United States leadership is under challenge. The time is right for Australian analysts to debate [...]
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Australian urban policy: achievements, failures, challenges

Australian urban policy: achievements, failures, challenges Aug/Sept 2021 (TBC) Conveners: Professor Robert Freestone FASSA, Professor Bill Randolph FASSA, Dr Wendy Steele "Recognition of the national importance of urban policies has escalated in recent years." Major urban centers are entrenched in defining the contemporary Australian social experience and are critical targets in their own right for [...]
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Economies of virtue: the circulation of “ethics” in AI and digital culture

Download Workshop Program and Summary Economies of virtue: the circulation of “ethics” in AI and digital culture 8 - 9 July 2021 Conveners: Dr Thao Phan, Dr Monique Mann, Professor Emma Kowal FASSA, Dr Declan Kuch and Dr Jake Goldenfein "The vast majority of these systems are integrated with minimal oversight, limited accountability measures, or [...]
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The Social Sciences of Epidemic Disease Modelling

The Social Sciences of Epidemic Disease Modelling Early 2022 (TBC) Conveners: Associate Professor Sonja van Wichelen, Professor Warwick Anderson FASSA and Dr Kari Lancaster "A view of data informed by the social sciences will advance effective disease modelling and contribute to a more complex conceptualisation of epidemic intelligence." Disease modelling has been exceptionally influential in [...]
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