NTEU Supports CHASS Inaugural Forum "What Makes Us Human"
NTEU members involved in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, may be interested in the Council of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) upcoming event, the CHASS Inaugural National Forum: What Makes Us Human, to be heldon September 25 and 26, Canberra.
This is a new initiative of CHASS (Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) as they seek to better position the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences within the national conciousness, and to bring together academics, researchers, commentators, and policy makers to discuss and debate "What makes us human".
CHASS is holding the conference based on the premis that it is now critical for governments, policy makers and the broader community to "... support and invest in our knowledge of the human experience. In the words of our keynote speaker, Lars Klüver, current global challenges are ‘shaking the foundations’ of our way of life, and while many see technology and science as the holding the answers to these challenges, it is human resilience and adaptation – the central questions of the humanities, arts and social science sector – that hold the key to a sustainable future."
Forum Speakers Include:
Lars Klüver, Director, The Danish Board of Technology
|Harsh Shrivastava, Consultant to the Planning Commission of India|
|Kathe Kirby, Executive Director, Asia Education Foundation|
|Waleed Aly, Broadcaster, author and academic|
|Mark Stafford Smith, CSIRO Climate Change Program|
NTEU is very supportive of this initiative and we pleased to be a sponsor of the conference. For further information, please see the CHASS conference website at: http://www.conferenceco.com.au/chass/Index.html