The Social Future of Australia – The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia’s 50th Anniversary Symposium

In this 50th Anniversary Year of ISC Member, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA), there is no shortage of challenges to which the disciplines of the social sciences can and does contribute evidence and expertise.

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Join Australia’s leading experts and commentators to discuss the latest thinking and knowledge on a broad range of social issues at the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia’s 50th Anniversary Symposium The Social Future of Australia, to be held online from 22 – 23 November 2021. Registration is free but essential.

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Social sciences insights and expertise have never been more relevant to an enormous range of social issues. Whether shifting international alliances, climate change policy, COVID-19 or reconciliation with First Nations, family and domestic violence and changes in the way we work and interact with technology.

To celebrate our 50th anniversary, the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia has assembled Australia’s leading experts and commentators to discuss the latest thinking and knowledge on a broad range of social issues.

Speakers include Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley AO, Convenor of the UNESCO UniTwin Network for Inter-Religious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding Professor Fethi Mansouri, Human Rights Commission President Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, former Australian of the Year Professor Patrick McGorry AO, Grattan Institute CEO Danielle Wood, Indigenous leader Professor Ian Anderson AO, plus Academy President Jane Hall, journalist Michelle Grattan AO, Academy President-elect Professor Richard Holden, Indigenous sociologist Professor Maggie Walter, health expert Stephen Duckett, and many more.

With six presentation sessions, three roundtable sessions and 50 speakers, this Symposium will focus on solutions, offering insight and clarity to assist policy-makers and leaders to make decisions about Australia’s future.

This online event is open to academics, policy-makers, business and community leaders and the public. Attendees can register for the entire two-day symposium, a single day or individual sessions. Registration is free but essential.

View the program and register.


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