Brian Schmidt - Climate change, coronavirus, and universal challenges

On this Second Serve, we’re joined by the Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University, Professor Brian Schmidt AC, to discuss how to achieve negative emissions, frustrations with the climate change debate, the challenge of Coronavirus, and his vision for the national university.


It’s been a challenging start to the year, with many impacted by fire, smoke, hail, and now COVID-19. Leading the response to all of it at The Australian National University has been Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC. On this special Democracy Sausage Second Serve, Professor Mark Kenny and Dr Marija Taflaga speak with Professor Brian Schmidt about how to tackle climate change, the challenge of coronavirus, the role of science in public policy, and much more.


Professor Brian Schmidt AC is a Nobel Laureate and is Vice-Chancellor and President of The Australian National University.


Professor Mark Kenny is a Senior Fellow in the ANU Australian Studies Institute. He came to the university after a high-profile journalistic career including six years as chief political correspondent and national affairs editor for The Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age, and The Canberra Times.


Dr Marija Taflaga is a lecturer in the ANU School of Politics and International Relations. Her major research is on political parties and particularly the Liberal Party of Australia. She has previously worked in the Australian Parliamentary Press Gallery as a researcher at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.


 

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