First published 8 June 2020

The QUT Global Law, Science and Technology Seminar Series aims to bring together national and international speakers who will explore the personal, societal and governance dimensions of solving real world problems which are influenced by, and through the interactions of science, technology and the law.

The series will host speakers who think about ‘technology' and ‘science’ as broadly construed to refer to methods of framing or interacting with the world, and that enable the critical and imaginative questioning of the technical, science, environmental and health dimensions of law and life.

The series aligns with the work of our research groups, that are clustered around significant theoretical, political and legal problems which are varyingly influenced by science and technology, and approaches taken to their use and deployment in society.

Our research groups investigate ageing and elders, end of life, ecological harm, oceans and land-use, compassion informed law, datafication and automation of human life, and governance of our digital lives. Law, science and technology are technically oriented, politically and ideologically determined, and our series will seek to explore how they can contribute to a compassionate and just future.

The Seminar Series will be hosted online from July to December 2020 and available to view synchronously and asynchronously.