Events July 2017

21
Jul
2017

2017 China Update

Professor Wing Thye Woo, UC Davis; Professor Yiping Huang, Peking University; Professor Ross Garnaut, The University of Melbourne; plus many more.

On 21 July 2017, the China Economy Program within Crawford School, in collaboration with the Rio Tinto–ANU China Partnership, will present the 17th annual China Update.

21
Jul
2017

Air pollution governance in China: policy implementation and public participation

Dr Fanrong Meng, School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.

Haze pollution has become one of the most important environment problems in China. Both the government and the public have taken great efforts to control it.

22
Jul
2017

Japan-related secondhand book sale

The Japan Centre, Department of East Asian Studies, School of Culture, History & Language, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, in conjunction with the ANU Japan Club and the ANU Kabuki Club, is planning to hold another “Japan-related Secondhand Book

24
Jul
2017

What shall we do with company tax?

Professor Michael Devereux, Oxford University; Professor Yariv Brauner, University of Florida; Professor John Freebairn, The University of Melbourne; plus many more.

The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute is holding an interdisciplinary academic and policy conference on the future of company tax.

24
Jul
2017

Explaining the High Level Panel on Water: why, what, and how?

Tony Slatyer, Special Adviser on Water to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The UN High Level Panel (HLP) on Water was officially launched in April 2016 in New York and includes 11 world leaders (Including Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull) and one special advisor.

24
Jul
2017

ANU Grand Challenges Scheme

The ANU Grand Challenges Scheme funds transformative research with the potential to radically change our understanding of, and responses to, the world’s most intractable problems. It’s an ambitious and broad reaching initiative designed to fun

24
Jul
2017

Happiness for all? Unequal hopes and lives in pursuit of the American dream

Carol Graham, The Brookings Institution.

In this public lecture Carol Graham will explore the unequally shared American dream. Her study is distinct from other work on inequality because of the metrics that she uses.

25
Jul
2017

Researching sorcery accusation related violence in PNG

Miranda Forsyth
What is the nature of sorcery accusation related violence in PNG? What are ongoing efforts within and outside of government to overcome it?
25
Jul
2017

Lunchtime Workshop: Op-Ed writing with The Conversation's Digital Storytelling Editor

Sunanda Creagh, The Conversation

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

25
Jul
2017

Measuring trade in value added: how valid is the proportionality assumption?

Arianto Patunru, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Trade flow analyses based on gross data overstate the domestic value added of exports in the presence of imported intermediates. Measuring domestic and foreign value added of exports using input-output tables has thus become a new trend.

26
Jul
2017

Agrarian change, food security and social protection: towards a relational analysis of the government of poverty in rural Indonesia

Associate Professor John McCarthy, Crawford School, ANU.

A new geography of global poverty has emerged where the majority of the global poor now reside in middle-income countries.

27
Jul
2017

Stability in the Indo-Pacific: the roles of the US and Australian navies

Admiral Scott Swift, Commander, US Pacific Fleet.

In an era of strategic uncertainty in the world and in Australia’s region, marked by changing power balances, North Korean nuclear and missile provocations, and violent extremism, new questions have arisen about the best ways to ensure stability and se

27
Jul
2017

Unravelling Violence Among the Underclass in China: the Case of Chengguan and Street Vendors in Guangzhou

Xu Jianhua
It is increasingly recognized that violent crime tends to occur among the underclass. Existing literature has explored how subculture contributes to the occurrence of violence among the underclass while social structural factors are under-explored. With data collected from participant observation, systematical social observation, interviews and content analysis of newspaper reports about chengguan (urban management staff) and street vendors in Guangzhou, China, this research explores how social structure affects the pattern and production of violence.
27
Jul
2017

The 16th H W Arndt Memorial Lecture - The international financial architecture for the 21st century

Professor Takatoshi Ito, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

The basic structure of the existing international financial institutions (IFIs)—most notably the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)—was designed in July 1944.

27
Jul
2017

Mark Butler in conversation with Mark Howden

Mark Butler, Mark Howden, Sharon Friel

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