Think Tank 2016 welcomes this year’s delegates

The Academy received more than 300 applications from early- and mid-career researchers to attend the 2016 Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank: An interdisciplinary approach to living in a risky world. Congratulations to the 60 candidates who have been selected to attend and we look forward to welcoming you in Canberra in July for two-and-a-half days of intense thinking and discussion about all types of risk.

The researchers were selected from a diverse range of disciplines to tackle important questions about risk. They will explore the issues of risk and uncertainty in the context of three major issues that affect the lives of all Australians:

  • international security
  • risk and resource allocation for the environment
  • antimicrobial resistance in a connected world
  • uncertainty, ignorance and partial knowledge.

The findings of the Think Tank will be published in a recommendations report which will be made publicly available. Reports from previous Think Tanks have been timely, well received and instrumental in influencing policy development.

The 2016 Think Tank is generously supported by the Theo Murphy (Australia) Fund, which is administered by the UK Royal Society.

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