The RSNSW and Four Academies Forum 2016 - presentations

Society as a complex system: implications for science, practice and policy

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Prof Mary O’Kane AC FTSE FRSN
Chief Scientist and Engineer of NSW

Framing the issue

Dr John Finnigan FAA
Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Atmospheric Research; Director, CSIRO Centre for Complex System Science

Society as a complex system: can we find a safe and just operating space for humanity? (2.6 MB)

Dr Brian Spies FTSE FRSN

The science, psychology and politics of climate change (9.7 MB)

Prof Stephen Simpson AC FAA FRS FRSN
Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

The Charles Perkins Centre: a new model for tackling chronic disease (2.3 MB)

Dr John Williams FTSE
Emeritus Professor, Australian National University; founding member, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists

The Murray-Darling Basin: balancing social, economic and environmental factors (8.6 MB)

Prof Paul Griffiths FAAH FRSN
Associate Academic Director (Arts and Social Sciences), Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney

Communicating biological complexity (1.3 MB)

Prof Mikhail Prokopenko FRSN
Director, Complex Systems Research Group, Faculty of Engineering & IT, University of Sydney

Modelling complex systems and guided self-organisation (4.1 MB)

Prof Fazal Rizvi FASSA
Professor in Global Studies in Education, University of Melbourne

Realizing Australia’s diaspora advantage (0.2 MB)

Prof Joan Leach
Director, Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University

Simplicity and complexity in science communication (1.7 MB)

Dr Len Fisher FRSN

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