2020 Conversations Webinar Series: Critical junctures: Reimagining regulatory governance
In a period of months, political and economic institutions across the world have been thrown into crisis by the spread of Covid-19. Leaders find themselves confronted by a series of critical junctures, moments of decision that will carry wide-ranging and long-lasting consequences for the basic structure of our societies.
In the 2020 Conversations series, the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) will host a series of events aiming to shed light on how processes of societal change which preceded Covid-19 have taken on new significance in this historical moment.
In three separate panel events, leading experts from across the social sciences will consider questions around the explosion and regulation of private data, the prospects for health equity in the wake of pandemic and the centrality of giant corporations across domains of politics and science. A final panel will consider how interdisciplinary social sciences aid in grappling with complex problems.
Webinar 1 - Data
Tuesday 6 October | 10:30am - 12:00pm
Speakers: Associate Professor Julia Powles, Assistant Professor Natasha Tusikov, PhD candidate Jenna Harb
Chair: Professor Kate Henne
Webinar 2 - Virus
Tuesday 13 October | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Speakers: Professor Sharon Friel, Dr Nick Coatsworth, Dr Bel Townsend
Chair: Dr Yandisa Ngqangashe
Webinar 3 - Corporations
Tuesday 20 October | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Speakers: Emeritus Professor Peter Drahos, Dr Jensen Sass, Professor Stephen Bell
Chair: Professor Susan Sell
Webinar 4 - Complexity
Tuesday 27 October | 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Speakers: Professor Anthea Roberts, Professor Gabriele Bammer, Dr Virginia Marshall
Chair: Associate Professor Miranda Forsyth