Events April 2014

17
Apr
2014

Food and environmental security - Australia’s contribution

Various speakers

Climate variability is increasing and leading to crop failures, while growing demand on agriculture is adding pressure for further expansion.

22
Apr
2014

Wattle bites

Grazia Scotellaro

Come along to see Grazia with everyday Wattle questions, or to discuss other technological innovations in teaching (i.e. iPad, Smartboard).

22
Apr
2014

The ill-fated currency board proposal for Indonesia

Dr Ross McLeod, Crawford School, ANU.

In February 1998 Indonesia toyed briefly with the idea of introducing a currency board system as a means of extricating itself from the Asian financial crisis.

22
Apr
2014

Reading and writing communities in the trenches 1914-1918

Professor Martyn Lyons

38 years ago Paul Fussell, in The Great War and Modern Memory, examined the literary dimensions of the First World War for British combatants.

23
Apr
2014

Reading Dickens

Professor Lydia Wevers

What is a reading community? Is it the same thing as a literary community (Republics of Letters Kirkpatrick & Dixon, 2012) and does it always evidence literary sociability?

23
Apr
2014

The industrial revolution of the book: cheap print and new readers

Professor James Raven

Unlike the coming of print (woodblocks in second-century East Asia and thirteenth-century Europe; moveable type in eleventh-century China and fifteenth-century Europe), the second mechanized, industrial revolution in book production was experienced wor

24
Apr
2014

Global public goods and coalition formation under matching mechanisms

Larry Liu, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis

In this seminar Larry Liu will provide an overview of his recent paper, Global Public Goods and Coalition Formation under Matching Mechanisms. Larry investigates coalition formation under matching mechanisms with multiple players who have the

24
Apr
2014

Print and the transformation of religion in colonial India

Rick Weiss, Senior Lecturer of South Asian Religions, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

The publication in 1867 of Tiruvarutpa, a book of verses by the Hindu mystic Ramalinga Adigal, was a landmark event. The book consolidated his place among great modern Hindu saints, and the work served as a centre for his growing community.

24
Apr
2014

Global reality through films: Highway (2012)

Dr Sameer Mani Dixit, film producer, Highway (2012).

For the first official event of 2014, the Crawford School Student’s Association (CSSA) will be hosting a movie night to screen the 2012 Nepalese drama Highway.

28
Apr
2014

Micronesia in Focus

Various speakers

The Micronesian and Australian Friends Association (MAFA) is hosting an interdisciplinary symposium on 28 – 29 April 2014 at the ANU.

29
Apr
2014

Wattle bites

Grazia Scotellaro

Come along to see Grazia with everyday Wattle questions, or to discuss other technological innovations in teaching. (i. e. iPad, Smartboard)

29
Apr
2014

The transformations of the 'Métis Question' in New Caledonia (1853-2009)

Benoît Trépied

In light of the unprecedented emergence in 2009 of census categories allowing the identification of 'métis', this seminar – drawing from an article co-written with Adrian Muckle – provides a fresh review of the ways in which 'métis' have been problemat

29
Apr
2014

Colonial origins of the informal economy on the Gazelle Peninsula

Dr John Conroy, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

This paper is concerned with the accommodation of Tolai people, indigenous to the Gazelle Peninsula in the hinterland of Rabaul, to the market economy.

29
Apr
2014

The rise of China and America's Asian allies

Professor Stephen M Walt, Harvard University.

In this seminar, Professor Walt will explain why China’s rise will lead to increased security competition in Asia and explore the implications of this trend for United States alliance relations in this region.

30
Apr
2014

The 2014 parliamentary elections in Indonesia: patterns and consequences

Associate Professor Greg Fealy, Professor Ed Aspinall, Dr Marcus Mietzner, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

At this special Indonesia Study Group panel, experts from the School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, will discuss the results of the 2014 parliamentary elections in Indonesia, and what they mean f

30
Apr
2014

Nobi (Fires on the Plain)

One of the most harrowing (and brilliant) war films ever made. Nobi follows a company of Japanese soldiers virtually abandoned without supplies on the island of Leyte during the final stages of WWII.

30
Apr
2014

The emergence of informal health care practices in North Korea

Dr Eun Jeong Soh, Australian National University

The study examines the emergence of private health care practices in North Korea. It is based on in-depth interviews with North Korean resettlers in South Korea.

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