Symposium: Climate Change, Regional Work & Organisational Resilience

Charles Sturt University

The Implications of Climate Change for Regional Work and Organisational Resilience Symposium is an up-close and practical look at how our climate is changing and the substantial implications for our regions in relation to human wellbeing, organisations and communities, physical work, exercise and heat stress. Join us at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga to hear more about, and discuss these issues with a leading climatologist, thermal physiologists working closely with industry and sport, social scientists, and other regional researchers and organisation representatives. Topics to be discussed in the interactive panel sessions and workshops comprising the Symposium include: Findings of new cutting-edge research conducted to forecast the impacts of climate change, across Australia’s regions, on ambient conditions, and on heat stress, injury risk, and recovery from heat exposure in physically-demanding roles and activities Current concerns and responses of industry, communities and sporting organisations in regional Australia Evolving strategies for managing heat strain, injury risk and wellbeing in those most affected Approaches to supporting organisational and community resilience and productivity in this changing regional climate context Register now


A New Education World: A TASA & AARE Sociology of Education Symposium

The Australian Sociological Association

Education has been profoundly disrupted and transformed in the last two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that educational institutions are grappling with possible futures, and in the context of a new Australian government, this event explores how sociological approaches can inform our thinking about education futures. The Sociology of Education groups at The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) are joining forces to organise a public event on the value of sociology to thinking about the future of education as part of Social Science Week 2022. Join us in person or online for a rich and thought-provoking symposium featuring leading Australian sociologists of education and emerging researchers in the field, featuring a keynote presentation on the future of universities by Prof. Jane Kenway (Monash University). The event is organised with the generous support of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) and the Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne (MGSE). Register now

States and Corporations After Globalization


University of Queensland

What is the purpose of the corporation? For nearly forty years, the consensus among Anglo-American economists and lawyers was that corporations exist to maximize financial returns to their shareholders. By implication, the purpose of the state was conceived in negative terms—states should minimize their interference in the internal affairs of corporations for risk of destroying financial value. This view has begun to unravel as security officials have entered the fray, envisioning the corporation as a potent source of state power. While their account of corporate purpose finds limited support in legal and economic theory it has influenced a rapidly growing body of policy and regulation. Because these rival images of the corporation are difficult to reconcile, geostrategic competitors have begun to decouple from one another. This paper identifies emerging dynamics in the relations between firms and states in the era after globalization. More information