To meet the great challenges of this century we need the best science, but also the best social and humanities research. The answers that science provides are often not enough to make the changes we need to see in the world. Only when researchers work together across disciplinary divides can we be sure we are asking the right questions.
Emerging Issues in Science and Society is a unique event, consisting of four sessions covering pressing topics that affect Australian society. To consider these topics from many angles, this event will combine a scientist with a researcher from the humanities and social sciences. Each session will cover the basic science behind the issues, implications for policy and society, and the challenges of science communication and public misconceptions.