Grand Challenges lecture series ILAS 2016-2017 - Page 2

GRAND CHALLENGES Introduction From the social and environmental effects of climate change to the impact of technology on humans and their relationships, we face challenges that endanger basic human needs, the ways we organise and live in our communities and which influence life chances and opportunities. Our choices, priorities and the ways we seek to deliver them will shape futures and we can no longer look to any one academic discipline or research area to provide solutions. 2