Sociologist Prof. Nikolas Rose explores how scientific developments have changed conceptions of human identity and governance, and what this means for our political, socio-economic and legal futures. Presented by Lynne Haultain.
Conservation ecologist Assoc. Prof. Brendan Wintle considers the difficult questions and dilemmas that arise in decisions around species and ecosystem conservation, and whether a monetary value can or should be applied to nature. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.
Social policy researcher Prof Karen Rowlingson discusses the growing inequality in income and wealth in the developed world, how it’s researched, and its implications for society and individuals. Presented by Lynne Haultain.
Political scientist Assoc Prof Virginia Haufler explains how business corporations can reduce the negative impact of their presence, and even build resilience, in the conflict-affected communities and countries in which they operate. Presented by Lynne Haultain.
Political economist Prof Andrew Walter talks about approaches to financial regulation in the long aftermath to the Global Financial Crisis, and what happens when banks over-comply with the new rules. Presented by Lynne Haultain.
Housing and real estate researcher Assoc Prof Piyush Tiwari discusses urbanization in India and its implications for policy makers. He also explains why Indian slums don’t always deserve the bad rap they get in popular culture. Presented by Lynne Haultain.
Toxicologist and pharmacologist Prof Thomas Hartung explains why animal testing is often unnecessary or of questionable efficacy. He discusses the emerging protocols and technologies that enable development of safe products without the need to conduct animal testing. Presented by Dr Dyani Lewis.
Molecular biologist and science policy leader Professor Keith Yamamoto discusses the current revolution in biological sciences and the emerging field of precision medicine. Presented by Dr Shane Huntington.