Events May 2017

24
May
2017

Malaysia: Prospects, opportunities and challenges - ANU Malaysia Institute

YB Senator Dato' Fahariyah Nordin, Encik Mua'amar Gadafi, YB Chua Yee Ling, State Assembly , YB Zairil Khir Johari

Venue: Lennox Room,
JG Crawford Building, 
132 Lennox Crossing,
Acton, 2061, ACT

24
May
2017

The absence of trust: Australian strategic thinking and PNG 1950-1975

Dr Bruce Hunt, Research Fellow, School of History, College of Arts and Social Science, ANU.

The seminar will focus on Dr Bruce Hunt’s recent monograph Australia’s Northern Shield?

24
May
2017

Australia's energy challenges

Dr John Hewson, Crawford School, ANU.

As a political commentator Dr Hewson has advocated for a renewable energy future in Australia.

24
May
2017

Should the US leave the Paris Climate Agreement?

Dr Luke Kemp, Crawford School, and Fenner School, ANU; Dr Jonathan Pickering, University of Canberra.

The White House has announced that the US will make a decision on whether to quit the Paris Climate Agreement in the near future.

25
May
2017

Solutions for sustaining natural capital

Various speakers

On behalf of the National Australia Bank (NAB), The Australia National University (ANU), and the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative, we would like to invite you to participate in the ‘Solutions for Sustaining Natural Capital’ workshop, taki

25
May
2017

What’s next on the horizon? Post-budget policy analysis

Various speakers

As in previous years, the Sir Roland Wilson’s post-budget policy analysis will provide a unique opportunity to discuss the impact of the 2017-18 federal budget.

25
May
2017

India – A resurgent maritime nation, harnessing the blue economy

Admiral R K Dhowan, Chairman, National Maritime Foundation, India.

The Indian Ocean has recently emerged as the world’s focus in the maritime domain and is a global economic highway. India sits astride busy sea lines of communications which transit across the Indian Ocean.

26
May
2017

Fuel switching and infant health: evidence from the LPG subsidy in Indonesia

Imelda, University of Hawaii.

Imelda uses the largest fuel-switching program in Indonesia to identify a causal impact of cooking fuel choice on infant mortality.

29
May
2017

Japan's secular stagnation and monetary policy

Ikuko Fueda-Samikawa, Japan Center for Economic Research.

Since the end of the 1990s, Japan has been in a period of secular stagnation with a decline in the natural rate of interest.

29
May
2017

Climate Café - Can societal addiction therapy transform our approach to climate change?

Professor Robert Costanza, Vice-Chancellor’s Chair in Public Policy, Crawford School, ANU.

Despite global efforts to avoid dangerous climate change, we’re on track for temperature increases that easily exceed the agreed ‘safe’ threshold of 2°C. Clearly existing approaches to the problem are not working fast enough.

29
May
2017

Lecture and Q&A with Professors Brian Schmidt and Michael Wesley in Jakarta, Indonesia

Professor Brian P. Schmidt & Professor Michael Wesley
The Australian National University requests the honour of your attendance at the Lecture:
 
Evidence and Expertise in a Post-Truth World
by 
Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC FAA FRS
30
May
2017

Climate adaptation: to transform or not transform. A salutary case study

Mark Howden
This presentation covers an in-depth, longitudinal study of an agricultural company’s attempt to implement transformational adaptation in response to climate change.
30
May
2017

Dead duck or just resting: has economic liberalism run into a dead end?

Professor Bruce Chapman AM, Sir Roland Wilson Chair of Economics, ANU; Dr Ken Henry AC, Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Chair, ANU; Laura Tingle, Political Editor, Australian Financial Review; and Professor Helen Sullivan, Director, Crawford School, ANU.

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating recently declared that liberal economics no longer holds the answers to our problems. Is this the case? If so, what new paradigm is needed to lift the world economy out of its current malaise?

31
May
2017

Careful What You Wish For: Salafi Islamisation and the Shifting Structures of the Malaysian State

Assoc Professor Lily Zubaidah Rahim, Department of Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

ANU Malaysia Institute Seminar

Abstract:

31
May
2017

Eunuchs from the Ming Dynasty to Qing's Ethno-Dynastic Order, 1500–1800

Jennifer W. Jay
This paper will examine the presence and representation of eunuchs from 1500 to 1800. It will argue that the process of sinicization does not adequately explain the practice of employing eunuchs in the Qing court. The diminished roles and functions of Qing eunuchs are better explained by the Manchu Altaic system, which shared residual tribal traditions with other conquest dynasties—the Khitan Liao, the Jurchan Jin, and the Mongol Yuan. In particular, the paper will re-examine the place of eunuchs in the Qing ethno-dynastic order on the basis of their representation in two paintings in the University of Alberta’s Mactaggart Art Collection—Kangxi’s Southern Inspection Tour Scroll 7 and Qianlong’s Southern Inspection Tour Scroll 2.
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