Events May 2019

20
May
2019

Practising Humanity amid Changing Conflict

Dr Hugo Slim (Head of Policy, ICRC), Prof Toni Erskine (Director, Coral Bell School), A/Prof Bina D'Costa (Coral Bell School), Leonard Blazeby (Head of Mission in Australia, ICRC), Prof Edward Aspinall (Coral Bell School), Dr Cecilia Jacob (Bell School)
20
May
2019

Postgraduate Information Evening

Representatives from Crawford School

Looking to enhance your career working in and with government?

20
May
2019

Harry Johnson’s ‘case for flexible exchange rates’ – 50 years on

Maurice Obstfeld, University of California – Berkeley

In 1969, Harry G.

21
May
2019

Sympathy for the devil: State collaboration with criminal organisations

Peter Grabosky
Governments have long relied on non-state entities to assist in the implementation of public policy. They have also engaged criminal actors to this end. This presentation will provide examples of such collaboration. It will discuss strategic considerations giving rise to these engagements, pitfalls that beset them, and ethical considerations that might inform the decision to form state-criminal partnerships.
21
May
2019

Getting the Australia-China relationship right

Various
There is no more important issue for Australia in its trade and foreign affairs than to get the relationship with China right.
21
May
2019

The puzzle of educated unemployment in West Africa

Esther Mirjam Girsberger, University of Technology Sydney

Unemployment rates in urban West Africa are increasing or hump-shaped in education. This is puzzling because educated workers could downgrade to self-employment to escape unemployment.

23
May
2019

Some effects of a decreasing elasticity of substitution between clean and dirty energy on optimal climate policy

Tony Wiskich, PhD Student, CAMA

Using a climate model with endogenous technology, this seminar investigates the implications of a decreasing elasticity of substitution between clean and dirty energy as the share of clean energy rises.

23
May
2019

Hobart launch — China’s rise: prosperity, power and pushback

Jane Golley, Mark Harrison, Ben Hillman, Linda Jaivin

In 2018, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was more powerful than at any other time in its modern history and one of the most powerful countries in the world.

24
May
2019

Complementarity of foreign direct investment and migration in the Asia-Pacific

Stewart Nixon

The Asia-Pacific region has been at the centre of increasingly globalised production in recent decades, with countries benefiting from the liberalising of capital and labour flows.

28
May
2019

Applying the social identity approach to understand social conflict: A wind energy case study

Rebecca Colvin
Social conflict about land use change is regularly dysfunctional; people focus on defeating their opponents at the expense of securing a workable solution to how we should manage our land. Wind energy development has been especially prone to dysfunctional social conflict. In this talk, we explore how social identity helps to explain dysfunctional social conflict and consider its promise as part of a solution.
28
May
2019

US-China rivalry: the macro policy choices

Rod Tyers, University of Western Australia and The ANU

Stylised representations of recent US and Chinese tax reforms, tariffs against imports, and alternative Chinese monetary targeting are examined using a calibrated global macro model that embodies both trade and financial interdependencies.

29
May
2019

Political animals: the qualities of successful aid policy entrepreneurs

Dr Benjamin S. Day

Why do states redirect their aid policy? And what factors are most important in driving such change?

29
May
2019

SDSC International Security Women Scholars and their Scholarship

Professor Joan Beaumont, Professor Evelyn Goh, Dr Aurore Chow, Dr Amy King, Dr Meighen McCrae and Dr Joanne Wallis
29
May
2019

Film screening | Occupation: Native

"The Aboriginal story is often buried deep beneath the accepted 247-year Australian historical narrative. It’s not that the Australian story is wrong, it’s just that it’s a wee bit one-sided."
 
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