Professor Karen Hussey

(Director of the Centre for Policy Futures, University of Queensland)

Tuesday 3 March, 5pm Pat Hanan Room (207-501), University of Auckland

Trained as a political scientist and economist, Karen undertakes research in the field of public policy and governance, with a particular interest in public policy relating to sustainable development. She will soon take on a new role as Deputy Director General (Environmental Policy and Programs) in the QLD Government Department of Environment and Science, with responsibility for the Great Barrier Reef, climate change mitigation and adaptation, biodiversity conservation, waste and circular economy, and environmental policy more broadly.

Her talk will focus on:

  • Identifying the multidimensionality of potential risks and responsibilities
  • Understanding trust in emerging technologies
  • Developing institutional effectiveness to seize opportunities and manage risk
  • Highlighting policy, regulatory, legal and community mechanisms to facilitate the positive outcomes from emerging technologies while minimising social, cultural and environmental risks

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