Events November 2017

20
Nov
2017

2017 Vietnam Update: The Politics of Life

Various international, national and ANU speakers
LINK TO THE PROGRAM HERE
 
21
Nov
2017

Fear not, Papa is here

Chris Houston, Imelda Deinla, Jon Altman, Virginia Marshall
The last decade has seen a resurgence in political strongmen as a simplistic and populist antidote to a world of increasing uncertainty, disruption and complexity. Fear is a common currency of authoritarian political power and is being wielded by a growing cadre of international leaders, including Putin, Duterte, Erdoğan and Trump. Beyond, authoritarianism, however, there is the less confronting but just as insidious political sibling of paternalism, which cloaks the denial of political, economic and social agency by disadvantaged peoples in the respectability of ‘meaning well’. This panel examines how fear is being exploited by both authoritarianism and paternalism.
21
Nov
2017

The shift of environmental burdens through international trade

Associate Professor Jan Weinzettel, Charles University Environment Center, Prague, Czech Republic.

Human society is changing its environment to an extent which can negatively influence its future well-being. Policymakers ask for measurable indicators and targets in order to navigate their effort.

21
Nov
2017

Optimal rice land protection in a command economy

Hoang Long Chu, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Agricultural land protection (ALP) is a standard policy response to growing food security concerns driven by urbanisation, population growth and uncertainty over climate change.

21
Nov
2017

Private Standards and Norm Contestation: The Credibility Politics of Palm Oil Sustainability

Professor Helen E.S Nesadurai School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia

Joint SDSC-IR Seminar

22
Nov
2017

A lived theology of Social Justice: Catholic activism in Contemporary South Korea

Lina Koleilat

**Date and Venue for this event has changed**

22
Nov
2017

Global Allies - public lecture and book launch

Launched by: Her Excellency Ms Unni Kløvstad, Norwegian Ambassador to Australia

You are invited to attend a public lecture and book launch on the book Global Allies by Professor Michael Wesley, Dean, College of Asia & the Pacific.

23
Nov
2017

Unlocking the Global Terrorism Index

Steve Killelea AM, founder of the Institute for Economics and Peace; Paul Foley PSM, Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism; Jacinta Carroll, National Security College; and Anna Sherburn, Countering Violent Extremism Centre, Attorney-General's Department.

The evolving nature of terrorism has been the focus of increased research and debate in recent years.

27
Nov
2017

Chinese Power and the Idea of a 'Responsible State' in a Changing World Order

Professor Rosemary Foot, University of Oxford

2017 Robert O’Neill War Studies Lecture: Chinese Power and the Idea of a ‘Responsible State’ in a Changing World Order

28
Nov
2017

Endangered grassy woodlands tour

ANUgreen Office.

Grassy woodlands are a nationally endangered ecosystem, and we have a relatively well preserved example here on campus! Come and see threatened species and other interesting native species.

28
Nov
2017

Misplaced and misused fear

Kathryn Henne, Adam Henshke, Jeremy Youde
The relationship between fear and regulation is not well understood. Fear may be misplaced – think of our outsized fear of sharks, or it may be misused – as when fears of terrorism are used to justify curtailing civil liberties and invading privacy. This panel examines how fear has been misused and misplaced to justify either regulation or inaction.
28
Nov
2017

Designing and implementing Payment for Environmental Services schemes in Lao PDR

Professor Jeffrey Bennett, Crawford School, ANU.

Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes have been promoted as a means of harnessing the power of markets to secure environmental protection, but worldwide experience in achieving this goal has been poor.

28
Nov
2017

Graduate studies information evening

Academic representatives, National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

There has never been a better time to study national security.

29
Nov
2017

China and the United States as aid donors: past and future trajectories

Dr Patrick Kilby, Senior Lecturer, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU; and Professor Frank Bongiorno, School of History, ANU.

The United States and China have followed nearly parallel paths as providers of foreign aid over the past seven decades. Although both countries’ aid programs were

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Nov
2017
30
Nov
2017

Ecologically Responsive Regulation: searching for regulatory hope in Pandora’s Box of crises?

Fiona Haines
Multiple challenges are associated with designing regulation that takes seriously the proposition that we only have one planet. Intersecting ecological crises highlight the limitations of problem-based regulation in dealing adequately with the problem of ecological limits. This seminar will tease apart the possibilities within existing regulatory approaches to map out how ecologically responsive regulation might develop.
30
Nov
2017

Lu Xun: Our Contemporary

Benjamin Penny, Ivan Franceschini, Sally Sussman, and Zhu Yayun
In conjunction with Professor Gloria Davies’s public lecture 'Hearing Voices with Lu Xun', the colloquium 'Lu Xun: Our Contemporary' looks again at Lu Xun, not as a revered icon of 'modern Chinese literature' but as model for contemporary social criticism, for satire, and for a kind of iconoclastic tone and method that might light a way in our own depressing times.
30
Nov
2017

The Mindanao Elite Problem

Dr Charles G.L. Donnelly

30
Nov
2017

Hearing Voices with Lu Xun

Professor Gloria Davies, Monash University

We think of ourselves as reading Lu Xun rather than hearing the words he wrote as a form of inner speech. Our focus on what the text means prevents us from hearing its aural effects: on how the words sound in our heads as we read.

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