Events March 2015

02
Mar
2015

The economics of hydropower: integrating downstream externalities and multiple water uses into dam operator decision-making

Paul Wyrwoll, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy.

In this thesis proposal review, Paul Wyrwoll will present research that applies economic theory and modelling to the problem of maximising social benefits from hydropower dams and reservoirs.

02
Mar
2015

2015 Narayanan Oration

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited.

The 2015 Narayanan Oration is presented by The Australia South Asia Research Centre. This year the lecture will be delivered by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon Limited, India.

03
Mar
2015

GIS data available: its source and use

Carto GIS Team

Every year more data becomes available for use in a Geographic Information System (GIS). A GIS is a useful and powerful tool for manipulating and displaying data. In this workshop, we look at types of data and online sources.

03
Mar
2015

Regulating global people movements

Professor Glenn Withers
People movements have not kept pace with trade, finance and investment movements across borders.
03
Mar
2015

Picturing Social Realities: Aesthetics, Politics and Chinese Photography Groups, 1979-1989

Chen Shuxia
In 1979, a group of young photography enthusiasts in Beijing formed one of the earliest unofficial photography groups, the April Photo Society, at the immediate starting point of the reform era. Between 1979 and 1981 the group were to hold three annual exhibitions, each presented under the single title Nature, Society and Man. Taking place at the onset of a new era of social relaxation following the strictures of the Cultural Revolution, one of the most notable features of their activity was the way that the members consciously aimed to make “art” images, distancing themselves from politics. Each exhibition showed images of a consciously fashioned “everyday life”, celebrating a quotidian beauty and private sentiment that appeared new, and a challenging contrast to officially sanctioned visual culture at the time. Inspired by the April Photo Society, other amateur photography groups also emerged across China throughout the 1980s.
03
Mar
2015

Chiefly polygamy in Fiji during the 1840s and 1850s: A political and economic imperative?

Vicki Luker
Chiefly polygamy refers in this presentation to a chief with many, simultaneous wives. In the bigger polities of Fiji during the 1840s and 1850s, chiefly polygamy carried an added political and economic freight.
04
Mar
2015

Survival politics in East Asia: socio-environmental crises and grassroots responses

Various
Exploring initiatives taken by local communities and grassroots groups to confront socio-environmental crisis in East Asia.
04
Mar
2015

Hymenoplasty, virginity testing, and the simulacra of female respectability

Lisa Wynn

In 2011, pro-democracy protester Samira Ibrahim and several other female protesters were arrested and subjected to forced “virginity testing” by military physicians.

04
Mar
2015

Affect and Embodiment

The reading assigned for the next meeting is Ahmed, S. (2004). Collective Feelings Or, The Impressions Left by Others. Theory, Culture & Society, Vol. 21(2): 25–42.

04
Mar
2015

The Precariat: Why it is today's dangerous class.

Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies, SOAS, University of London
In this seminar Guy Standing will reflect on the breakdown of the 20th century income distribution system and the creation of a new dangerous social class, the precariat.
05
Mar
2015

The measurement of social impacts as a public policy problem: the case of major resource projects in Papua New Guinea

Dr Colin Filer, Crawford School, ANU

Even before the PNG LNG Project began to export gas last year, major resource projects accounted for more than 75 per cent of the value of PNG’s exports and more than 20 per cent of its gross domestic product.

06
Mar
2015

Using voice tools in language teaching (CHL)

Digital Learning Project Team

There is a little secret hidden in Wattle that we would like to share with you! How would you like to make your Wattle site alive with voice activities, voice comments, voice feedback and much much more.

06
Mar
2015

Horizons seminar: Introduction to the concept of hybridity, why is it worth interrogating?

Panel: Dr Anne Brown (University of Queensland), Assoc Prof Sinclair Dinnen (ANU) & Dr Miranda Forsyth (ANU)

The Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs is pleased to offer the first in its Horizons seminar series for 2015: Introduction to the concept of hybridity: why is it worth interrogating?

06
Mar
2015

Chinese Communist Historiography of the 1911 Revolution: 1940-1949

Bryce Kositz

This seminar aims to explain how Mao Zedong and the Chinese Communist Party narrated the history of the 1911 Revolution to help achieve ideological unity under Mao and legitimacy in China from 1940-1949.

06
Mar
2015

The Regulation of Chinese Investment in Zambia

Beyongo Mukete Dynamic
Since the turn of this millennium, Chinese outbound direct investment into Zambia has grown at phenomenal rate. While this has provided a valuable source of capital for the Zambian economy, it has also created much controversy with a number of high-profile cases pointing to the poor environmental, labour and occupational health and safety standards of Chinese investors in Zambia. This talk will focus on the activities of Chinese mining companies and four major regulatory changes since 2000 and will reveal not only the interactions between state and business actors during the process of regulatory change, but also the complex interactions between these and other key actors, including the media, trade unions, NGOs, the International Labour Organisation and the Chinese government.
09
Mar
2015

Grassroots regionalisation and the frontiers of the humanities in East Asia: Korea as a hub

Various
This international conference will examine the role of civil society (including non-governmental organisations, social movements, networks of scholars and media networks) in promoting interaction and understanding between the countries of East Asia.
09
Mar
2015

Workshop: Middle constructions: description, typology and theory

Various

VENUE: COEDL Seminar Room, Coombs Building

 

09:30-­‐09:45   Introduction (Wayan Arka)

09:45-­‐10:30   Middle meanings in Keo (Louise Baird)

10:30-­‐11:00   BREAK

10
Mar
2015

Southern New Guinea Project Meeting

Various

VENUE: COEDL Seminar Room, Coombs Building

10
Mar
2015

Social media in the classroom

Digital Learning Project Team

Increasing numbers of lecturers are turning to Social Media in their teaching and increasing their connectivity with students online. What are the tip and tricks for entering the Social Media world and staying sane and safe?

10
Mar
2015

Australia’s regions and agriculture: can geographical indications help?

Professor Peter Drahos

Australia’s position on geographical indications has been heavily influenced by the potential trade impacts of protecting names of European regions such as Parma and Brie.

11
Mar
2015

Changing patterns of support for ISIS and al-Qaeda in Indonesia

Sidney Jones and Solahudin, Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict.

The tiny extremist fringe in Indonesia that supports ISIS (now known as Islamic State) and the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front in Syria and Iraq now appears to be attracting wealthier, better educated adherents with no previous affiliation to radical gr

11
Mar
2015

Brother number one

Rob Hamill, with Lyma Nguyen
Brother Number One is an award winning New Zealand documentary on the torture and murder of New Zealand yachtsman Kerry Hamill by the Khmer Rouge in 1978. Through this personal story, one of the “forgotten” genocides of the 20th century is explored.
12
Mar
2015

Group projects in wattle

Digital Learning Project Team

In this workshop we will look at the Groups and Groupings functions in Wattle, and talk about when you might want to use them.

12
Mar
2015

Jokowi: from electoral sensation to presidential disappointment?

Dr Marcus Mietzner, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, ANU.

After riding on a wave of public euphoria in the 2014 campaign and preventing the neo-authoritarian populist Prabowo Subianto from claiming the presidency, Joko Widodo has rapidly arrived in the lowlands of day-to-day politics.

12
Mar
2015

Fuqing Dreaming: What Drives Chinese Investment Migration in the South Pacific?

Graeme Smith
This talk will explore current domestic and international factors, as well as historical trends, that have led to mainland Chinese merchants dominating the retail trade in the South Pacific.
12
Mar
2015

The 2015 Harold Mitchell Development Policy Annual Lecture - The new economy and development: an Indonesian perspective

Dr Mari Elka Pangestu, Professor of International Economics at the University of Indonesia and Former Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesian Government.

Development in most Asian countries has taken place through several conventional phases.

17
Mar
2015

State, Religion and the Environment in the Pacific

Edvard Hviding

VENUE: Graduate Room, Fellows (University House)

17
Mar
2015

Ethnography of the global

Professor Sally Engle Merry
Four approaches to ethnography at the global level (multi-sited ethnography, deterritorialized ethnography, local ethnography in global context, and ethnographic approaches to global indicators and governance) and their advantages and disadvantages will be discussed.
17
Mar
2015

The future of the university: Negotiating the politics of knowledge and re-imagining the university

Ashis Nandy

Ashis Nandy, preeminent cultural and political theorist, has not hesitated to venture into areas previously unvisited by normal social science.

17
Mar
2015

Pacific Environment Book Launch and Public Lecture

Edvard Hviding and Kirin Narayan

Consuming Ocean Island: Stories of People and Phosphate from Banaba (Indiana University Press)

By: Katerina Martina Teaiwa, ANU

18
Mar
2015

Gallipoli 1915: a century on

The Australian War Memorial Centenary Conference will be held in Llewellyn Hall at ANU from 18-20 March 2015.
19
Mar
2015

How to create wattle book module

Digital Learning Project Team

How do you take a boring Wattle site and turn it into something that students will find both attractive and easy to use?

19
Mar
2015

Australia's collapsed competitiveness: causes and cures

Professor Tony Makin, Griffith University.

Australia’s international competitiveness has collapsed since the turn of the century contributing to the economy’s rate of growth falling below potential.

19
Mar
2015

Conditions for democratic legitimacy of independent agencies

Sir Paul Tucker, Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School.

Over the past half century or more, the regulatory state, comprising agencies more or less insulated from day-to-day politics, have grown and grown.

19
Mar
2015

Development of Modern Art in Taiwan, 1930s-1990s: An Introductory Outline

Professor John Clark
This lecture surveys the development of modern art in Taiwan from the Japanese colonial period, with its relatively free exchanges between Taipei, Tokyo, and Shanghai.
20
Mar
2015

Australia’s post-2020 emissions target

Peter Woolcott, Australia’s Ambassador for the Environment; plus many other prominent speakers from universities, research organisations, business associations and think tanks.

All countries have been called on to submit a pledge for their ‘intended nationally determined contributions’ to future global climate action, ahead of the Paris UN climate conference.

20
Mar
2015

2015 Taiwan Film Festival 臺灣電影節

From the romance and action of box office hits to contemporary cinematic masterpieces, from gritty independent documentaries to cool art house pioneers — Taiwan boasts a rich cinema, with generations of internationally lauded directors. Take this rare opportunity to immerse yourself in a special selection of Taiwan's filmmaking talent from the last four decades.
26
Mar
2015

Webcam and Video Recording Workshop

Digital Learning Project Team

In this workshop, the Digital Learning Project’s video team will instruct participants on the practicalities and merits of pre-recording lectures, and using video in their courses.

31
Mar
2015

Engaging your students online

Digital Learning Project Team

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31
Mar
2015

Rituals and ritualism in the international human rights system

Professor Hilary Charlesworth
International lawyers typically approach the international human rights system primarily as a legal structure, through its laws and institutions. In this paper, Professor Hilary Charlesworth suggests that, by contrast, attention to both the rituals and ritualism of the system illuminates its workings, using a case study of the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review process.
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