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Re-imagining Antarctic Science – the Role of History, Law and Politics

The workshop is to bring together a group of excellent natural and social scientists to discuss contemporary challenges and future of Antarctic science. It aims to raise awareness of the importance of Antarctic science.

When: Tuesday, August 15 2017. 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Where: Lecture Theatre 1 (Room 231)
Level 2, Ligertwood Building, Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide , SA, 5005
Topic: Environment and nature
Cost: Free
Bookings: fiona.mcardle@adelaide.edu.au
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/re-imagining-antarctic-science-the-role-of-history-law-and-politics-tickets-35743549920?aff=ehomecard
Other: Wheelchair access

This workshop aims to raise awareness of the importance of conducting science in the Antarctic. It brings together an inter-disciplinary, multi-national group, with expertise from history, biology, law and the social sciences, to discuss contemporary challenges and the future of Antarctic science.

There will be five talks with a follow-up Q&A session:

Panel Chair: Dr Michelle Lim, Lecturer, Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide

  1. South Australia’s historic scientific connections to Antarctica: Mark Pharaoh, Senior Collections Manager, Mawson Centre, South Australian Museum
  2. Antarctic biodiversity has been shaped by past environmental change and extremes, but what is its future?: Dr Ceridwen Fraser, Senior Lecturer, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University / ACT Scientist of the Year 2016
  3. Antarctic bioprospecting, a developing country perspective: Prof Carina Oliveria, Faculty of Law, University of Brasilia, Brazil
  4. Antarctic bioprospecting, a developed country perspective: Associate Prof David Leary, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney
  5. The rise of China and Antarctic science: Dr Nengye Liu, Senior Lecturer, Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide

Additional Information:

RSVP required.

Contact details:

Nengye Liu
University of Adelaide
Email: nengye.liu@adelaide.edu.au
Phone: 08 8313 4448

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