Theo Murphy High Flyers Think Tank—Living in a risky world

2016 Think Tank participants considering risk in today's world

Sixty-seven Australian and New Zealand early- and mid-career researchers convened at the Academy in mid-July for a two-day symposium considering some of the critical issues relating to risk in today’s world.

Delegates from a broad range of disciplines were selected from a pool of over 200 applicants, and participated in one of four groups, addressing:

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

A recommendations report is being drafted by the rapporteurs for each group, and will be released and presented to government later this year.

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

“It was a privilege to … work so intensely over two and a half days with such a diverse multidisciplinary group of intelligent people.” Think Tank participant

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