Events May 2016

02
May
2016

The Making of a Liberal: Chu Anping and the 'third way' intelligentsia in 1940s' China

William Sima
This thesis aims to provide a clearer understanding of liberal discourse in 1940s China, as propounded by Chu Anping 儲安平 and his colleagues at The Observer, but also in the writing of other self-described 'liberal intellectuals' 自由主義知識分子 of the time.
02
May
2016

National Parliamentary Fellowships Program (India) seminar

Darshana Baruah and Hemant Shivakumar, National Parliamentary Fellowships Program (NPFP) Fellows.

In this seminar, Darshana Baruah and Hemant Shivakumar will present their research on specific topics relating to the India-Australia relationship.

02
May
2016

Intersections lecture series - Senator Rachel Siewert

Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens Party
03
May
2016

Evaluation of the fiscal effect on municipal mergers in Japan

Professor Haruaki Hirota, Musashi University and Visiting Fellow, Australia-Japan Research Centre, Crawford School.

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate a fiscal common pool problem in Japanese municipal mergers. Specifically, we investigated whether the merged municipalities rapidly their increase expenditures and debt just before mergers.

03
May
2016

Easing the traffic: the road-use effects of Indonesia's fuel subsidy reforms

Dr Paul Burke, Fellow, Ardnt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Indonesia has serious traffic jams. This study uses panel data from 19 Indonesian toll roads over 2008–2015 to calculate the effects of Indonesia’s historic recent fuel subsidy reforms on vehicle travel.

03
May
2016

Easing the traffic: the road-use effects of Indonesia’s fuel subsidy reforms

Dr Paul Burke, Fellow, Ardnt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Indonesia has serious traffic jams. This study uses panel data from 19 Indonesian toll roads over 2008–2015 to calculate the effects of Indonesia’s historic recent fuel subsidy reforms on vehicle travel.

03
May
2016

Rouge 胭脂扣

In 1930s Hong Kong, the ill-fated love of Chan, a stylish playboy, and Fleur, a much sort after courtesan, leads them to make a suicide pact. When Fleur reappears fifty years later to find her lost love, she discovers that the city she knew has also left little trace of its past.
04
May
2016

2016 aid budget breakfast

Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School, ANU; Matthew Dornan, Deputy Director, Development Policy Centre; and Anthony Swan, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre.

Last year saw the biggest cuts ever to the Australian aid program. This year more than $200 million of aid is slated to be cut. How will the axe fall?

04
May
2016

Reconstructing Memories Concerning Detained Diplomats After the Fall of Saigon in 1975

Associate Professor Won Kim

This lecture will be given in Korean.

04
May
2016

Low-carbon energy systems in India: the use of solar power in Rajasthan

B K Mruthynjaya, Brahma Kumari World Spiritual University, Rajasthan, India.

As electricity demand in India escalates and, with supply depending largely on fossil fuels plus some hydro power and nuclear energy, concerns have arisen about carbon dioxide emissions contributing to possible global warming.

04
May
2016

Supervising social change: managerial justice in comparative perspective

Professor Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa
The role of the Colombian Constitutional Court in enforcing fundamental rights and promoting social change as well as how the Court has addressed issues pertaining to the democratic legitimacy, judicial competence, and economic impact of its decisions is analysed.
05
May
2016

External shocks and monetary policy in Sri Lanka

Yashodha Warunie Senadheera, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis.

In this seminar Yashodha will provide an overview of her recent paper, External Shocks and Monetary Policy in Sri Lanka.

05
May
2016

Xinjiang from the Han Point of View

Tom Cliff
This paper will explore how connections between the micro and macro political economies of Xinjiang influenced the hopes, expectations, and actions of Han settlers at the crucial 'turning point' following the July 2009 Urumqi riots.
05
May
2016

Renewables in the post COP21 era - A global perspective

Cédric Philibert, International Energy Agency.

The global deployment and rapid cost declines of renewable energy sources may have facilitated climate change negotiations, by showing governments that reducing carbon emissions may not be as costly as previously thought.

06
May
2016

Land ownership security and household food security among rice farmers in Cambodia

Kimlong Chheng, PhD scholar, Crawford School.

This paper examines the link between land ownership security and household food security among 256 farm households in Cambodia, utilising survey data conducted in 2014 among 32 rural villages in four provinces.

06
May
2016

Understanding financial interconnectedness: the network approach

Dr Ying Xu, Lecturer in International Development and Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

While deeper financial integration is often considered conducive to the efficient allocation of resources and risk sharing, an increasingly important policy concern is whether it brings greater vulnerability to shocks.

10
May
2016

Is the Taiwan Strait Still a Flash Point?

Dr Scott Kastner, University of Maryland
In this seminar, Kastner will discuss some of the conflict scenarios that have worried analysts of cross-Strait relations in the past, and will consider whether we should continue to worry about these scenarios in light of recent trends in cross-Strait relations and political changes in Taiwan.
11
May
2016

Lining up the ducks: a rare insight into how impossible policies become possible

Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt; Professor Bruce Chapman, Crawford School; and Dr Ken Henry, Chair, Sir Roland Wilson Foundation, ANU.

Rt Hon Patricia Hewitt, Professor Bruce Chapman and Dr Ken Henry will reflect on their experiences of how power, politics and personality have influenced the ability to introduce innovative policy both here in Australia and in the UK.

12
May
2016

A fair go for all: addressing social and health inequities in Australia and internationally

Professor Dame Margaret Whitehead, Liverpool University; Professor Ronald Labonté, University of Ottawa; The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh, Australian Labor Party; Professor Adrian Kay, Crawford School, ANU; plus many more.

There is increasing concern among policymakers, civil society groups and the public about the widening differences in the social and health status of Australia’s most and least advantaged peoples.

12
May
2016

Late-Qing Visual Culture: Looking Modern

Dr Olivier Krischer
 
Cost: $15 (includes refreshments)
 
13
May
2016

The impact of credit policy on rice production in Myanmar: a fuzzy regression discontinuity design approach

Nilar Aung, PhD scholar, Crawford School.

The provision of agricultural credit is used as a major tool to develop the rural areas and reduce poverty in Myanmar.

13
May
2016

China’s behaviour in multilateral settings

Dr Scott Kastner, Associate Professor, University of Maryland.

At times China has organised multilateral cooperation and invested in new institutions, while at other times it has worked to revise the rules governing existing international organisations or passively accepted existing governance institutions without

13
May
2016

Writing in the Interior: Women and Vernacular Writing in Late Chosŏn Korea

Dr Ksenia Chizhova

Men’s references to women’s writing in vernacular Korean script never term this practice “calligraphy.” Yet articles of women’s intricate brushwork reveal that in late Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910) this was a highly aestheticized practice with recognized so

13
May
2016

A Garden for Empire and Nation: : The Qing Imperial Mountain Estate in Chengde

Stephen Whiteman
Constructed, neglected, rebuilt and expanded over the course of three centuries, the Qing imperial garden known as the Mountain Estate to Escape the Summer Heat has played a central, but constantly changing role in the history of the Manchu empire and its 20th and 21st century successors. In this talk, Stephen Whiteman explores the park's early history under the Kangxi emperor, from its original conception as an imperial retreat to its representation through text and image.
17
May
2016

Tea, Wellness, and Beverage Culture in Song dynasty China — Perspectives from the City and the Monastery

Professor James A. Benn, McMaster University
The beverage culture of premodern China was dominated by alcohol and tea. Alcohol has been part of China’s cultural scene from as far back as our sources allow us to go. But tea remained mostly a local speciality until the eighth century CE. This paper aims to give a better account of a crucial phase in the beverage history of China. An appreciation of how and why tea and other beverages were consumed is important for medical history and urban history, as well as for the cultural and religious history of China. It may even shed light on what we drink today and why we do so.
19
May
2016

Transnational Humanities in Korean Studies (THKS)

Various

The transnational movement of people, ideas and material cultures is not novel in the contemporary era.

19
May
2016

New approaches to tackling gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea

Anna Solomon, Secretary, Department for Community Development and Religion, PNG; Denga Ilave, Operations Manager for Femili PNG; Kymberley Kepore, Chief Executive Officer of the Oil Search Foundation.

Rates of family and sexual violence in Papua New Guinea are among the highest in the world, with some estimating that 70 per cent of women experience physical or sexual assault in their lifetime. Children are also significantly affected.

19
May
2016

Balancing the books? Post-budget policy analysis

Various speakers

Our diverse group of panel members sought from academia, public policy, and the media will offer their thoughts on the 2016 budget, particularly in the context of what needs to be done both to prepare Australia to deal with the

19
May
2016

The National Electricity Market 20 years on: struggling with renewables or a national asset?

Dr Don Russell, Chief Executive of the South Australian Department of State Development.

It is now 20 years since the legislation establishing the National Electricity Market (NEM) was passed in the South Australian Parliament, and it is legitimate to ask how has the NEM turned out and how is it placed to deal with current challenges.

23
May
2016

ANU postgraduate information evening - Crawford School of Public Policy

Crawford School of Public Policy.

Be recognised with a postgraduate qualification from ANU Crawford School of Public Policy

ANU postgraduate information evening

23
May
2016

Wenchuan Earthquake Anniversary Screening: Disturbing the Peace 老妈蹄花

To mark the anniversary of the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake, CIW presents Disturbing the Peace 老妈蹄花, a documentary by Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei, recording Ai’s confrontation with the state over student deaths during the quake.
24
May
2016

Dealing with China Diplomatically: In Conversation with the British Ambassador to China

Barbara Woodward and Rebecca Fabrizi
Perhaps it is time for a new diplomatic approach to China which deals more effectively with the dilemma of marrying a prudent security policy with deeper economic engagement. British Ambassador to China Barbara Woodward will explain this new diplomatic approach, why it matters, and how Britain can maintain its commitment to universal values at the same time as pursuing a ‘Golden Era’ in relations with Xi Jinping’s China.
24
May
2016

After conflict: memory frictions in Timor-Leste and Aceh

Lia Kent
The intersection between ‘official’ and ‘unofficial’ ways of remembering can reveal much about emerging forms of political identity.
24
May
2016

Tax rate biases in tax planning decisions: experimental evidence

Professor Eva Eberhartinger, Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Contrary to standard economic theory, recent empirical findings suggest that firms do not always minimize their tax payments.

24
May
2016

Tax rate biases in tax planning decisions: experimental evidence

Professor Eva Eberhartinger, Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Contrary to standard economic theory, recent empirical findings suggest that firms do not always minimize their tax payments.

25
May
2016

Consumer Action Workshop

Various
A half-day interactive forum for consumer activists, academics, public officials and business people to propose action points to the Australian Consumer Law Review.
30
May
2016

An analysis of the paddy/rice value chains in Sri Lanka

Professor S M P Senanayake, University of Colombo.

Since rice is the staple diet and its cultivation is the main occupation of millions of small-scale producers the prices of both paddy and rice significantly affects the welfare of the people in Sri Lanka.

31
May
2016

Splas splas krangke olbaot: what the regulation of water music in Vanuatu tells us about custom, law, power and gender

Miranda Forsyth
This seminar discusses the various claims made in Vanuatu today over water music, a unique musical form that involves slapping, scooping, and pounding water to produce distinctive rhythms and a beautiful visual performance as well.
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