Events November 2014

24
Nov
2014

The commercialisation of ritual and the transformation of kinship in urban China

Zoe Hatten

The negotiation and exchange involved with marriage in China was for centuries carried out by the families of a bride and groom who would participate in arranging a wedding from the outset.

24
Nov
2014

“Valuing” the social sciences: An agenda for hard times

Professor Peter Davis, COMPASS Research Centre, The University of Auckland

It is clear that current policy settings in the tertiary and science policy sector - including research funding - favour the STEM subjects (that is, science (including medicine), technology, engineering and mathematics).

25
Nov
2014

Recording lectures and using video in your course

Digital Learning Project Team
Come and explore the ease and benefits of incorporating audio and video media into your course. In this practical workshop, you will learn the steps of how to present to a camera, with a particular emphasis on creating short, pre-recorded “lectures”.
25
Nov
2014

Malaria elimination in the Asia Pacific by 2030

Sir Richard Feachem, Director, The Global Health Group, Professor of Global Health, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Half of all countries in the world have eliminated malaria, mostly since the Second World War. Ambitious strategies are now being put in place to eradicate human malaria worldwide by 2050 and to eliminate malaria in the Asia Pacific region by 2030.

25
Nov
2014

Human Rights in Xi Jinping's China

Nicholas Bequelin, Sarah Biddulph, Sue Trevaskes

Please RSVP to ciw@anu.edu.au

26
Nov
2014

Assibilation in Trans-New Guinea languages of the Bird’s Head region

Fanny Cottet

PRACTICE TALK FOR THE SST CONFERENCE (Speech Science & Technology, Christchurch NZ, 3-5 Dec. 2014)

26
Nov
2014

Affect and Embodiment

Dr Ana Dragojlovic and Mrs Udeni Hanchapola Appuhamilage are coordinating a weekly reading group ‘Affect and Embodiment.’ We are reading the works of the following scholars: Hemmings, Gibbs, Hochschild, Leys, Ngai, Riley, Sedgwisk, Terada, Blackman, an

26
Nov
2014

Rethinking economic policies in Indonesia

Associate Professor Ross McLeod, Indonesia Project, ANU.

Over the last several years, and especially during Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s second term in office, there has been a steady deterioration in the quality of economic policy-making in Indonesia.

26
Nov
2014

Against the tide of forgetting: practicing reconciliation in Japan

Yoshihiko Tonohira, founding member of the East Asia Collaborative Workshop

Since 1997, the East Asia Collaborative Workshop, based in Hokkaido has been running reconciliation events which bring together young Japanese, Koreans (including members of the Korean community in Japan), and people from other countries to share ideas

26
Nov
2014

East Asia Forum Quarterly launch: the state and economic enterprise

Professor Peter Drysdale AM, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU; Mark Whelan, ANZ; Andrew Cornell, ANZ; John Denton, Corrs Chambers Westgarth; David Epstein, Optus; and Dr He Fan, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU.

The East Asian Bureau of Economic Research and ANZ launch the latest issue of the East Asia Forum Quarterly, ‘The state and economic enterprise’.

27
Nov
2014

Collaborative Research Network Northern Australia development conference

Dr Robert Costanza, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU; Dr Karen Hussey, Fenner School of Environment and Society, ANU; Professor Matthew Gray, Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, ANU; plus many prominent speakers.

The Collaborative Research Network (CRN) Northern Australia Development Conference will address public dialogue that underpins robust and flexible planning and

27
Nov
2014

At risk, under care: Nurturing culture, the environment and the human in the Thai-Yunnan region

Various Speakers

Organised by the Department of Anthropology (School of Culture, History and Language) and the ANU Southeast Asia Institute, this workshop aims to bring together academics and students from The ANU and partner institutions, in an enquiry on the intersec

27
Nov
2014

Fiscal policy in oil-exporting countries: the roles of oil funds and institutional quality

Wee Chian Koh, PhD Student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School of Public Policy.

In this seminar Wee Chian Koh will provide an overview of his recent paper ‘Fiscal Policy in Oil-Exporting Countries: The Roles of Oil Funds and Institutional Quality’.This paper examines the roles of oil funds and institutional quality in reducing fis

27
Nov
2014

The challenges of fighting corruption in Papua New Guinea

Sam Koim, Chairman, Taskforce Sweep and Principal Legal Officer, Department of Justice and Attorney General, Papua New Guinea.

Corruption in Papua New Guinea is widely accepted to be a major development challenge. The fight against it was recently bolstered by the introduction of a new anti-corruption taskforce.

27
Nov
2014

Wage differentials between foreign multinationals and local plants and worker education in Indonesian manufacturing

Dr Eric Ramstetter.

This paper reexamines the extent of wage differentials between medium-large (20 or more workers) foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) and local, private plants in Indonesia’s manufacturing industries in 1996 and compares them to corresponding diffe

28
Nov
2014

Beneath the Bamboo Grass Tombs (Sasa no Bohyō)

Yoshihiko Tonohira
A showing of sections of the film Beneath the Bamboo Grass Tombs (Sasa no Bohyō) in Japanese with English subtitles) documenting the work of the East Asia Collaborative Workshop (with introductory comments by Yoshihiko Tonohira)
28
Nov
2014

Khmer ways of seeing and being: Life-experiences of fortune-tellers and their clients in Cambodian urban culture

Poonnatree Jiaviriyaboonya

Divination and astrology are widely present in Cambodia and are embedded in Khmer people’s everyday lives.

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