In this section for submissions by our Fellows, Dr Alan Bollard references his recent book, 'Economists at War' to encourage thinking on the substantial economic costs that will result from Covid-19. He does this by drawing a comparison between the pandemic and World War II experiences.
In this section for submissions by our Fellows, Sir Peter Gluckman FRSNZ introduces Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures - a research centre focused on addressing issues and initiating conversations about our future.
In this section for submissions by our Fellows, Professor Rupert Sutherland shares his own experience as a researcher in Aotearoa to encourage the fellowship to develop a critical lens towards the nation's system for sharing data.
In 2019, Tā Tipene O’Regan was recognised as a Companion of Royal Society Te Apārangi at the Research Honours Aotearoa. In his speech, delivered by his daughter Dr Hana O’Regan, he commented that Te Apārangi is now rediscovering its history with iwi Māori, reconnecting and strengthening relationships, rediscovering commitments, sharpening thinking, and rethinking processes that recognise and celebrate excellence. We are on this journey of transformation together – Tūwhitia te hopo, mairangatia te angitū feel the fear and do it anyway.
The Rutherford Medal, a prestigious award presented by the Society to recognise eminent research, scholarship, or innovation, was opened up to include humanities scholarship in the fields of recognition, following a request by the Society to the Government.
The Academy oversees a number of research scholarships and awards, using the Fellowship to assess applications. Thirty-three applications were made to the Charles Fleming Senior Scientist Award, Charles Fleming Publishing Award, Hutton Fund and Skinner Funds.
Fellow Stephen Davies, a philosopher at the University of Auckland who works mainly on aesthetics and the philosophy of the arts, has recently published his sixth monograph — 'Adornment: What self-decoration tells us about who we are.'