ANU PUBLIC POLICY 2013

June 5 -7 2013

Policy Public: Ideas, Insights and Initiatives

In its second year, ANU Public Policy 2013 brings together world-leading experts on public policy, from academia, the public service and industry to address issues critical to Australian policymakers and—crucially—propose possible solutions, ideas and innovations. Topics include food security; social welfare and equity; opportunity of disadvantage; and the broad canvas of uncertainty and complexity in the development and reform of policy.

Each event at ANU Public Policy 2013 is free and open to the public, please register as soon as possible as seats are limited.

05
Jun
2013
ANU Public Policy 2013 | Crawford School of Public Policy
Program

Social Policy Institute Launch

Various speakers

9.15am–12.15pm

Sound research and analysis are the basis for sustainable and equitable public policies. It is this foundation that Crawford School recognises and seeks to highlight with the launch of the Social Policy Institute. An open discussion of the significance to the community of the research and policy engagement of a wide network of expert contributors in the social wellbeing arena.

05
Jun
2013
ANU Public Policy 2013 | Crawford School of Public Policy

Food Policy Institute Launch

Various speakers

2–5.15pm

It is an extraordinary and melancholy fact that over one billion people today live undernourished and famished existences. To help comprehend the causes, consequences and policy implications of food deprivation and food insecurity, and the associated ‘supermarket revolution’, Crawford School launches the Food Policy Institute. A recognition of the critical significance for public policy, human dignity and health of research and policy involvement regarding the most essential of our needs.

06
Jun
2013
ANU Public Policy 2013 | Crawford School of Public Policy

Complexity, imperfection and the future of public policy

Various speakers

9.15am–5.30pm

If we’re so smart, why is public policy highly imperfect and diffi cult to agree on? These presentations take as a theme the inherent intricacies and ambiguities of public policy in critical applications concerning major contemporary problems, including: climate change; disaster management; energy security; and the fraught role of the scientist in the harsh and competitive modern-day political environment.

07
Jun
2013
ANU Public Policy 2013 | Crawford School of Public Policy

Opportunity and disadvantage

Various speakers

9.15am–5.30pm

The distribution of material and economic resources is characterised by significant imbalance and inequity, a fact given recent recognition with the planned adoption of disability insurance policy. But the broad canopy of social detriment covers a wide range of human circumstance characterised by disparate origins, diverse causes and idiosyncratic potential solutions.

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