Events September 2014

02
Sep
2014

Securitisation of aid and NGOs post-9/11

Dr Jude Howell, Professor of International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

In this public seminar, Dr Jude Howell, Professor of International Development at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), will argue that the securitisation of NGOs post-9/11 has raised both practical issues about aid d

02
Sep
2014

Rural control in Manchukuo under Japanese rule: 1932-1945

Mo Tian

Rural control was an enormous project in Japan’s engineering of Manchukuo. In the eyes of the Japanese rulers, the significance of rural Manchukuo was two dimensional: political and economic.

02
Sep
2014

The Australian National University's place in Australia and the world

Professor Brian Schmidt

Join Professor Brian Schmidt and other distinguished academics from the ANU—including Dr Shiro Armstrong and Dr Amy King—in a panel discussion covering topics such as the future of higher education in Australia, and how the ANU can differentiate itself

02
Sep
2014

The Australian National University's place in Australia and the world

Professor Brian Schmidt AC, ANU.

Join Professor Brian Schmidt and other distinguished academics from the ANU—including Dr Shiro Armstrong and Dr Amy King—in a panel discussion covering topics such as the future of higher education in Australia, and how the ANU can differentiate itself

03
Sep
2014

Exiled bodies: Rhetorical modes of criminalisation

Ronja Eberle

In October 2008 the so-called ‘bill against pornography and pornographic action’ was ratified under the title Pornography Law.

03
Sep
2014

T-Section Discs in Ancient China and Mainland Southeast Asia (ca.2500-500BCE)

Chao Huang
This research attempts to develop a fuller understanding of the inter-linked technological and social significance of T-Section discs.
03
Sep
2014

Precipitations 明日大致多雲

Precipitations was filmed in Kowloon during the rainy spring of 2013. Less a forecast than a portrait of the city, via the journeys of several people involved in art and social activism in Hong Kong.
04
Sep
2014

Indian economy and business update

Professor Raghbendra Jha, Crawford School, ANU; Professor Prema-chandra Athukorala, Crawford School, ANU; Professor K V Ramaswamy, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India, plus many more.

To mark its twentieth anniversary, the Australia South Asia Research Centre (ASARC) is organising a one-day ‘Indian economy and business update’ workshop. This workshop comes at a crucial time in India following the

04
Sep
2014

Con Co Ngua, a c. 5,500-6,000 BP Hunter-Gatherer Cemetery in Southeast Asia

Marc Oxenham & Anna Willis
Con Co Ngua is a water logged cemetery and midden site situated in a low lying valley, 3 km from the Ma River and some 30 km from the current coastline in Thanh Hoa province, Northern Vietnam.
05
Sep
2014

Ethnicity and belonging in Sabah, Malaysian-Borneo: The case of the Kadazans in Penampang

Trixie Tangit

The Kadazans are well-known in Sabah to have a fluid ethnic identity and the use of a plethora of labels is a key characteristic among them. In my thesis, I am particularly interested in how Kadazans classify themselves using their labels.

05
Sep
2014

Argument marking and hierarchy effects: why Jivaroan is a special case

Martin Kohlberger (Leiden University/JCU) and Simon Overall (JCU)

Talk sponsored by AIATSIS

NB: The talk will be held in Mabo Room, AIATSIS, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, Canberra

 

06
Sep
2014

Crawford School soccer match 2014

Crawford School Students' Association

Crawford students, teachers and staff are invited to attend the most awaited Soccer and BBQ event.

06
Sep
2014

ANU Za Kabuki- Annual Japanese Evening

ANU Za Kabuki 2014 invites you all to our enjoyable and exciting Annual Japanese Evening to be held on 30 August (National Gallery of Australia) and 6-7 September (ANU Arts Centre Theatre- Papermoon, Union Court).

08
Sep
2014

ANU EngageAsia School Immersion Workshops 2014

Various

ANU EngageAsia School Immersion Workshops 2013 

 

Are your students in Year 10 or Year 11 and studying Mandarin or Japanese?

 

08
Sep
2014

From Manchuria to the Korean Peninsula: the Scottish impact in late nineteenth century Korea

Dr David Kim, Australian National University

Abstract: The Korean peninsula of Northeast Asia was not well known to the powers and authorities of Western countries in the nineteenth century, for the royal family and their government of the Chosŏn dynasty had maintained an anti-we

09
Sep
2014

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific at postgrad studies expo

Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

09
Sep
2014

Vietnamese citizens’ experiences of governance and public administration

Jairo Acuña-Alfaro, Policy Adviser, Public Administration Reform and Anti-Corruption, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Vietnam.

In the development literature it is assumed that a country’s transition from low-income to middle-income status implies a shift in the relationship between governments and citizens. Vietnam is not an exception.

09
Sep
2014

Australia’s Antarctic strategic interests in the 21st century

Dr Tony Press, Head Inquirer, 20 Year Australian Antarctic strategic plan.

Australia asserts sovereignty over 42 per cent of the Antarctic continent and has a long involvement in Antarctic exploration and science. Australia also has important economic and environmental interests in the Great Southern Ocean.

10
Sep
2014

Patriotic collaboration? Zhou Fohai’s justification for his collaboration during the Sino-Japanese War

Brian Martin
This talk analyses the role of Zhou Fohai in the collaborationist Wang Jingwei government (1940-1945).
11
Sep
2014

From Malay nationalism to Malaysian nationalism: Bangsa in motion

Ruhan Shahrir Abdul Halim
Malaysia’s 1998 Reformasi movement was a major turning point in Malaysian political landscape.
11
Sep
2014

Spatial trade-offs between ecosystem services economic value and agricultural production in tropical forests

Dr Roman Carrasco, Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore.

The reconciliation of ecosystem service provision and agricultural production in tropical landscapes requires recognition of the trade-offs between competing land-uses.

11
Sep
2014

75th George E. Morrison Lecture - State of the Local State in China: Challenges for Xi Jinping and Beyond

Professor Christine Wong
75th George E. Morrison Lecture This lecture will examine the challenge of managing a modernizing China through the lens of central-local relations to argue that the economy has outgrown the administrative structure, and a fundamental reorganization will be required to realign authorities, resources, and incentives.
12
Sep
2014

Negotiating peace: the peace settlement in Mindanao, Philippines

Professor Miriam Coronel Ferrer Chair, Philippine Government Peace Panel

Decades of civil war in Southern Philippines may soon be resolved with the signing of the final peace agreement between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the largest Muslim insurgency group in Mindanao, on 26 Marc

15
Sep
2014

Lunchbox debate: beyond the budget - where next for tertiary education?

Julie Hare, The Australian; Professor Bruce Chapman, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU; and Professor Glenn Withers, former CEO of Universities Australia, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

From the recent budget’s suggested changes to HECS to developing our TAFEs, and from reforming research funding to developing world-class universities, the tertiary education system is front page news.

15
Sep
2014

ANU Policy Outlook 2014 keynote - Defence policy: what’s wrong, and how to fix it

Professor Hugh White AO, ANU Public Policy Fellow and Professor of Strategic Studies, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

The Government’s decision to commission a new Defence White Paper – the third in just in just five years - suggests that Australian defence policy is in trouble.

16
Sep
2014

Lunchbox debate: a resilient tax system for the future

Chris Jordan AO, Commissioner of Taxation.

How can Australia maintain and strengthen a resilient tax system that can navigate a course through the choppy seas of politics, taxpayer acceptance and economic good sense? And what would a resilient tax system look like?

16
Sep
2014

ANU Policy Outlook 2014 keynote - Ken Henry: public policy resilience and the reform narrative

Dr Ken Henry AC, Chair, ANU Public Policy Fellows program.

Narratives matter. Public policy reform proposals are unlikely to be implemented, and even less likely to prove resilient, unless accompanied by a compelling narrative. But compelling narratives can also be dangerous.

17
Sep
2014

Asia and the Pacific Policy Society Conference 2014 - Confronting the Pacific’s health challenges

Various speakers.

Non-communicable and water-borne diseases rank among the most daunting challenges affecting the health and development prospects of people in the Pacific Islands.

17
Sep
2014

The 13th HW Arndt Memorial Lecture - The G20, global growth, and international macroeconomic cooperation

Professor David Vines, Professor of Economics and Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford University.

The global economic recovery is on course but remains weak. Many analysts and policymakers have recently called for international cooperation in the setting of macroeconomic policies.

19
Sep
2014

Indonesia Update conference 2014 - The Yudhoyono years: an assessment

Dr Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Professor John Sidel, Sydney Jones, Associate Professor Marcus Mietzner, Professor Edward Aspinall, Professor Hal Hill, plus various other speakers.

In 2014, the Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono presidency draws to a close after 10 years, marking a watershed in Indonesian history. Yudhoyono was not only the first directly elected Indonesian president, he was also the first to be democratically re-elected.

19
Sep
2014

Iha tone in perspective

Mark Donohue and Adele Gregory
24
Sep
2014

Psychological agency: Evidence from the urban fringe of Bamako

Elise Klein
There is a large deficit in the theorization of psychological elements of agency and empowerment in the development literature. Instead empowerment is generally defined as a favourable opportunity structure, as choice or as the distribution of power.
25
Sep
2014

Identification of financial shocks in SVAR with model based sign restrictions

Zulfiqar Hyder, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis

In this seminar Zulfiqar Hyder will provide an overview of his recent paper, ‘Identification of Financial Shocks in SVAR with Model-Based Sign Restrictions’.

25
Sep
2014

Representing Women in Chinese Village Self-government: a New Perspective on Gender, Representation and Democracy

Tamara Jacka and Sally Sargeson

Recently, there has been much debate among feminists about how to achieve women’s substantive representation (the representation of women’s interests in government).

25
Sep
2014

Voice and agency: empowering women and girls for shared prosperity

Various speakers

Voice and Agency: empowering women and girls for shared prosperity is a major new report by the World Bank that shines a spotlight on the value of empowerment, the patterns of constraints that limit their realization, and the associated costs,

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