Events February 2017

21
Feb
2017

The future of the US alliance

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d); and Professor Rory Medcalf, Head, National Security College, ANU.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) and Professor Rory Medcalf address the National Press Club

21
Feb
2017

Ambiguity and trust in games

Chen Li, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

About the speaker

Chen Li, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Light lunch available.

21
Feb
2017

Retirement security issues in Australia and the United States

Professor Neil H Buchanan, The George Washington University, USA.

This seminar will compare the current methods of providing retirement security in Australia and the United States.

21
Feb
2017

Looking beyond surviving to thriving

Dr Katherine Trebeck, Senior Researcher in Oxfam GB’s Research Team.

Oxfam’s emerging vision for a new economy for a challenging 21st century

21
Feb
2017

Gale Burford masterclass: numbers, stories, questions - considerations for relational research in social work

Gale Burford
This session grapples with the ways in which paradoxes play out in social work research, especially research involving human subjects, and sheds light on methodologies that are consistent with honouring safety, accountability and culture.
21
Feb
2017

Surfing a wave of economic growth

Samuel Wills, University of Sydney.

Does geography affect the location and pace of economic growth? While there is

21
Feb
2017

From Feminist Politics to Family Politics?: Childcare Policy Debates in South Korea

Professor Seung-kyung Kim, Indiana University Bloomington
22
Feb
2017

Production linkages, kinked demand and the durable good co-movement puzzle

Christopher Perks, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.

About the speaker

Christopher Perks, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Light lunch available.

22
Feb
2017

The Jakarta elections: national and local perspectives

Dr Marcus Mietzner, and Professor Edward Aspinall, ANU.

This seminar will discuss the results of the Jakarta gubernatorial elections on 15 February. It will consider the dynamics of grassroots campaigning as well as the implications of the results for national politics.

22
Feb
2017

Beyond the rhetoric: Duterte's first six months

Professor Walden Bello, State University of New York at Binghamton; Professor Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista, University of the Philippines; Dr Björn Dressel, ANU Crawford School; plus many more.

After storming into office in the May 2016 Philippine elections under a fiery campaign to wage war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte has not ceased to make headlines since then.

22
Feb
2017

The Last Moose of Aoluguya 犴达罕

Weijia is a hunter of the Ewenki people, in far northern China. He spends his days drinking and painting his memories of a better time after his hunting guns and land are taken away.
23
Feb
2017

Film as Ethnography Workshop

Gu Tao, Natasha Fijn, Ivan Franceschini

This roundtable discussion considers documentary filmmaking as a form of ethnographic observation and fieldwork uncannily close, but also different, from the more traditional format of academic article production.

23
Feb
2017

“We’ve all got some healing to do”: building social and human capital at regulatory-restorative interfaces in the human services

Gale Burford
In the face of so much evidence that the quality of relationships between regulators, family members, caregivers, and service providers is crucial to positive outcomes for children, families and communities, why do we continue to see so many examples of conflict and mistrust?
23
Feb
2017

Larrikin youth: new evidence on crime and schooling

Professor Michael Kidd, RMIT University.

About the speaker

Michael Kidd, RMIT University.

Afternoon tea available.

28
Feb
2017

Rule of law assistance in an authoritarian regime: intermediary actors in Myanmar’s transition

Kristina Simion
In this final PhD seminar, Kristina Simion argues that intermediaries shape rule of law assistance in ways that are important for our understanding of development and its success.
28
Feb
2017

Climate Change and Ecological Security

Matt McDonald, University of Queensland
There is increasing engagement with the relationship between climate change and security in international relations thought and practice.
28
Feb
2017

Bringing government closer to the people? Indonesia’s flawed decentralisation experiment

Ross H McLeod, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Indonesia’s recently adopted decentralisation arrangements, intended to ‘bring government closer to the people’, fail from the point of view of both efficiency and equity.

28
Feb
2017

Publication trends in Myanmar and reading promotion efforts

Dr Thant Thaw Kaung

Myanmar is gaining a lot of opportunity to promote knowledge through public libraries as one of the last countries re-engaged to the world with newly elected democratic government after six decades of authoritarian rule.

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