Getting it right: Using history to inform public policy



Event Type Workshop
Title Getting it right: Using history to inform public policy
Speakers Professor Peter Shergold AC; Steve Sedgwick AO, APSC; Professor Pat Thane, King’s College London
Venue ANU Commons
Date 3/12/12
Time 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Description Current political, institutional and economic pressures have contributed to a perceived thinning in the reflective dimension of public policy development, and of the historical memory available to its practitioners. Equally, policymakers have expressed frustration with the disconnect between academic research and the issues with which they must deal. Who’s right? 

This one-day workshop will debate the challenges and opportunities of connecting historical perspectives with the development and evaluation of public policy in contemporary Australia.

Convened in a partnership between the Australian Policy & History Network, the Research School of Social Sciences and the HC Coombs Policy Forum, the workshop will bring together past and present senior government officials, leading historians and social scientists, and those engaged in the public domain of evaluating policy and promoting a critical engagement with the past. It will generate discussion about the value of setting public policy in historical contexts, and consider particular areas – including work, multiculturalism, housing, disaster management and Aboriginal welfare – in which history clearly has lessons, and relevance.

This workshop is free and open to the public.
The workshop will be followed by networking drinks.

A full program and Agenda is available Here >>

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