Science in the spotlight at the Canberra Writers Festival

  • by National Office
  • 6 August, 2018
Science in the spotlight at the Canberra Writers Festival

Passion, power and politics in scienceThe Passion, Power and Politics of Science

Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb AC, Jonathan Drori, Dr. Cassidy Rose Sugimoto, moderated by Professor Joan Leach

Sunday 26 August 2018, 2.30 PM – 3.30 PM
Great Hall, University House, ANU

From keeping passion projects alive to intervening in the decisions that matter, scientists and researchers find themselves striving for public, professional and political attention. This outstanding panel will explore how researchers have impact, how we measure that impact and the role that passion plays for their projects.

Our international panel comprises Australia’s former Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb AC; the head of the USNSF’s ‘Science of Science’ program, Dr. Cassidy Rose Sugimoto and a global leader who defines creative strategies for scientific impact, Jonathan Drori. Our moderator is Professor Joan Leach, Director, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science at ANU.

So, you want to change the world? Harnessing passion, power and politics for a better future
Dr. Rachel Morgain, Dr. Rebecca Colvin, Ian Chambers moderated by Dr. Bobbi Cerini

Sunday 26 August 2018 11.00 AM – 12 NOON
Great Hall, University House, ANU

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. But for the goals to be reached by 2030, everyone needs to do their part: governments, business, civil society and ordinary people from every walk of life. In this lively session our panel of passionate authors and real-world researchers will reveal different approaches to supporting sustainability – and solving some of the world’s most wicked problems, one step at a time.

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