Events August 2017

21
Aug
2017

Digital Indonesia book launch

Ross Tapsell, ANU.

The Indonesia Update 2016 book, Digital Indonesia: connectivity and convergence (editors: Ross Tapsell and Edwin Jurriens, published by ISEAS Yusof-Ishak Institute in 2017), will be launched by His Excellency Mr Y Kristiarto Legowo, Indonesian

22
Aug
2017

The Law of the Sea in the Asia Pacific Region

Professor Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg

ANU College of Law Event. Presented by Centre of Military & Security Law and the United Services Institute of the ACT

Opportunities, threats and challenges

22
Aug
2017

Why Asia needs to show the way on trade

Professor Peter Drysdale, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Donald Trump’s election has drastically changed the international trade policy environment. Brexit adds to the uncertainty in international trade policy.

23
Aug
2017

The power to persuade symposium - Evidence-based policy in a post-truth environment

Professor Gillian Triggs, Australian Human Rights Commission; Tim Johnson, Department of Employment, Commonwealth Government; Professor Susan Ainsworth, University of Melbourne; Gerard Brody, ECO, Consumer Action Law Centre; plus many more.

The Power to Persuade symposium started with a simple idea: that the best way to start breaking down the barriers between the various groups involved in social policy was to put everyone in the same room.

23
Aug
2017

Australia’s foreign aid dilemma

Jack Corbett, Associate Professor, University of Southampton, UK.

The Australian aid program faces a fundamental dilemma: how, in the absence of deep popular support, should it generate the political legitimacy required to safeguard its budget and administering institutions?

23
Aug
2017

Fixing Indonesia’s infrastructure crisis

Nicholas Morris, University of New South Wales, and Tusk Advisory Indonesia.

Since the toppling of President Suharto in 1998, and subsequent decentralisation, Indonesia has struggled to invest in sufficient infrastructure to support its growing economy.

23
Aug
2017

Tracking Australia's greenhouse gas emissions: the science, challenges and opportunities

Rob Sturgiss, Assistant Secretary, Department of Environment and Energy; Professor Andrew Macintosh, ANU College of Law; and Professor Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute.

Australia has committed to reduce greenhouse emissions across the economy by 26-28% by 2030 (from 2005 levels), as part of the Paris Climate Agreement.

24
Aug
2017

International intervention and local politics

Shahar Hameiri, Associate Professor, University of Queensland; Fabio Scarpello, Consultant, VJW International; and Saku Akmeemana, Principal Specialist, Governance, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

International peace and statebuilding interventions have become ubiquitous since the 1990s.

24
Aug
2017

Marawi: behind the headlines

Ms Elin Anisha Guro, University of Melbourne; Dr Gregory Fealy, Dr Clarke Jones, and Dr Steven Rod, ANU; Moderated by Dr Björn Dressel, Crawford Schoo, ANU.

The Marawi crisis looms to be the biggest - and most problematic, armed incident in the history of the Mindanao conflict.

24
Aug
2017

The Human and the Geological: On Anthropocene Time

Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty

This lecture discusses how distinctly geological and sociological ideas undergo mutual translation in current debates on climate change, climate justice, and the idea of the Anthropocene.

24
Aug
2017

I’m here for an argument: Why bipartisanship on security makes Australia less safe

Dr Andrew Carr, ANU

Australia’s politicians are expected to treat issues of national security and foreign and defence policy in a ‘bipartisan’ fashion. Doing so is believed to create good policy, ensure national unity and protect the military.

24
Aug
2017

An Australia-US alliance for the 21st century

Dr Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair; Dr Amy Searight, Senior Adviser and Director, Southeast Asia Program; and Andrew Shearer, Senior Adviser on Asia Pacific Security and Director, Alliances and American Leadership Project.

For decades Australia’s alliance with the United States has been the cornerstone of the nation’s defence and security.

25
Aug
2017

The role of the media in shaping perceptions of inequality in Indonesia

Christopher Hoy, PhD Scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

This paper explores how the dissemination of information through the media shapes people’s perceptions of their consumption relative to others.

25
Aug
2017

Energy market reform and low-carbon policy, and the new Energy Transition Research Hub

Professor Frank Jotzo, Crawford School, ANU.

Australia’s electricity sector is on the cusp of major change which poses new questions for energy market design, regulation and policy. Ageing coal power plants will need to be replaced.

26
Aug
2017

ANU Open Day

ANU Open Day is your opportunity to visit our campus, engage in thought provoking talks by academics and experience what ANU College of Asia & the Pacific has to offer you.

26
Aug
2017

Crawford at ANU Open Day

Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

On Saturday, 26 August from 9am to 4pm The Australian National University will open its doors to everyone and anyone interested in studying at Australia’s top ranked university, based in the nation’s capital.

28
Aug
2017

Understanding electricity demand: behavioural aspects and policy interventions

Dr Joerg Lingens, University of Muenster.

Household electricity demand can be strongly affected by behavioural factors, including the billing structure for electricity. The predominant billing practice, ex-post bills, make electricity consumption an intertemporal problem.

29
Aug
2017

The debate about the sources of growth in East Asia after a quarter of a century: much ado about nothing

Jesus Felipe, Asian Development Bank.

This paper reviews what the profession has learned during the last 25 years about East Asia’s growth using growth accounting exercises and estimations of production functions.

31
Aug
2017

Clark Davis Ivins Memorial Endowment Event

Associate Professor Brendan Taylor, Profressor John Blaxland and Mr David Akers

Please join us and the family of Clark Davis Ivins as we award the 2017 Clark Davis Ivins Memoral Prize for First Year Security Students

31
Aug
2017

The corrupt cannot fight corruption

Sam Koim, Former Chairman, Investigation Task-Force Sweep, Papua New Guinea.

Corruption is a pernicious societal disease that has devastating consequences that can cripple a nation. Although corruption has become a global challenge, its scale and prevalence in any country depend on how it is being addressed.

31
Aug
2017

The Corrupt Cannot Fight Corruption

Sam Koim, Former Chairman, Investigation Task-Force Sweep, Papua New Guinea.
In this seminar, the speaker will draw from the literature on experiences of anti-corruption agencies and his own experience as the former head of Papua New Guinea’s anti-corruption Investigation Task-Force Sweep, to show how addressing police corrup
31
Aug
2017

China's War on the Past; Remembering Tiananmen in Xi Jinping's China

Louisa Lim
"History is the best textbook" is one of Chinese President Xi Jinping's favourite phrases, yet in recent years the Communist party have made efforts to tighten control over history. The struggle to control historical memory can be seen most recently in attempts to curb even private commemorations of the bloody crackdown of 1989 and silence public comment. Over time, the events of June 4 1989 have become more, not less, sensitive. By examining the example of an almost-forgotten crackdown in the city of Chengdu in 1989, we can see a case study of the state's ability to rewrite history.
31
Aug
2017

75th Anniversary of the battle for Milne Bay

Emeritus Professor David Horner

A special War Studies Seminar remembering the 75th Anniversary of the battle for Milne Bay. This special seminar coincides with the death of Private Clark Davis Ivins, who died of wounds received at the Battle of Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea in 1942.

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