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UNSW x Social Sciences Week 2022

6 July - 18 September 2022
10.00am – 9.00pm AEST
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Talks and ideas that examine the unexpected foundations of our rapidly changing future.

Humanity has never been more connected or more capable, yet decades of stability are dissolving into a future of ecological and geopolitical turmoil. Chart the path ahead with conversations touching on Putin’s invasion, the wild west of cryptocurrencies and our true crime obsession. It’ll take a week – at least! 
 
Join the critics, the thinkers, the movers and the shakers for a series of talks and ideas that will challenge you to think courageously about how we shape our future, and about how we might grapple with the next unprecedented crisis waiting just around the corner.

Events

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30 Aug 6.30pm 7.30pm
Time is running out, so how can we make it count?
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7 Sep 6.30pm 7.30pm
How can we equip ourselves for a future plagued with uncertainty? Uncover the legal, financial and educational models that can help us persevere.
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17 Sep 12.00pm 1.00pm
Festival of Dangerous Ideas | Six emerging thought leaders embark on a journey to save our future with fresh insights to intractable problems. 
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17 Sep 2.00pm 3.00pm
Festival of Dangerous Ideas | As crime rates decline, our pop culture fascination increases. What is going on?
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17 Sep 3.00pm 4.00pm
Festival of Dangerous Ideas | Where does the internet stop, and our human selves begin?
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17 Sep 4.00pm 5.00pm
Festival of Dangerous Ideas | There is a window for effective child sexual abuse prevention if we are not too scared to seize it. 
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17 Sep 4.00pm 5.00pm
Festival of Dangerous Ideas | If an Australian passport does not protect you, what are you owed by your government?
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18 Sep 1.00pm 2.00pm
Festival of Dangerous Ideas | Forget slow progress, fast track your understanding with a different perspective in these illuminating bite size talks.