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Crawford School and UNSW Canberra Public Service Research Group present

Activating systems change



10th May 2018


National Portrait Gallery, Terrace Room 1, King Edward Terrace Parkes, ACT, 2600



This breakfast event is presented by ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and UNSW Canberra Public Service Research Group.

Effective implementation of policy, strategy or practice change requires an understanding of the whole (and often complex) system under consideration. Increasing recognition of a need to generate detailed understandings of complex systems is taking place because of an increase in the number of observations of unintended, and potentially, serious and irreversible consequences for the outcomes, agents or structures of sub systems modified without an understanding of the whole system.

This breakfast will bring together two international experts on methodologies to discuss how we increase our understanding of systems by developing new and combining existing methods to ‘look at the whole’. Specific case examples developed by the group will be used to ensure real world application and transferability.

Guest Speakers

Professor Claudia Pahl-Wostl is Director of the Institute for Environmental Systems Research at the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and co-chair of the Global Water System Project. Her major research interests are adaptive, multi-level governance and conceptual and methodological frameworks to analyze social-ecological systems. Her biography is available here.

Assistant Professor Datu Buyung Agusdinata is a rising star who uses innovative methods to understand systems-of-systems. He works at The Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University. His biography is available here.

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