Events August 2015

05
Aug
2015

Song of the Exile 客途秋恨

An inter-generational story spanning three decades and crossing the borders of China, Britain, Macau, Hong Kong and Japan, in the aftermath of World War II.
05
Aug
2015

Migration and national innovation systems

Professor Francesco Lissoni, Professor of Economics, Groupe de Recherche en Économie Théoretique et Appliquée (GREThA), University Bordeaux, France.

Highly skilled migration is the fastest growing component of migration worldwide, and especially towards OECD countries. Scientists and engineers contribute to it and to innovation in destination countries, especially the US.

05
Aug
2015

Religious Cosmopolitanism: Margaret Noble (Sister Nivedita) and the Hindu World, 1898-1911

Distinguished Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty (Chicago/ANU)

This lecture will focus on the Indian life of Sister Nivedita (Margaret Elizabeth Noble, b. 1867) who arrived in India in 1898 as a disciple of Swami Vivekananda and died there in 1911.

06
Aug
2015

The evolution of the Australian monetary policy transmission mechanism

Jamie Cross, PhD student, Research School of Economics, ANU.

In this seminar Jamie Cross will provide an overview of his recent paper, ‘The evolution of the Australian monetary policy transmission mechanism’. This paper seeks to answer two fundamental questions of Australian central bankers.

06
Aug
2015

China's Emerging Roles in the International Refugee Protection Regime

Song Lili
This seminar will examine China’s experience with refugees and asylum seekers, its interactions with the UNHCR and other major actors in the field of refugee protection, and its potential roles in the international refugee protection regime, especial in the Asia-Pacific region.
07
Aug
2015

Macroeconomic impacts of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti

Rohan Best, PhD scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti caused major economic impacts in addition to the catastrophic loss of life.

07
Aug
2015

Comparing descriptions of emotions in Dalabon and Barunga Kriol - Shared representations and the filter of linguistic architecture

Maïa Ponsonnet

My PhD thesis (ANU 2010-2013, now published as Ponsonnet (2014a)) offers an account of the linguistic encoding of emotions in Dalabon, a severely threatened Gunwinyguan language of south-western Arnhem Land (Evans, Brown & Corbett 2001; Evans &

11
Aug
2015

Fiscal equalisation of Australian states and territories: policy options and welfare maximisation

Chris Murphy, Crawford School.

The fiscal equalisation principle used by the Australian Commonwealth Grants Commission is comprehensive by international standards in equalising the fiscal capacity of states. This Australian system is most often justified on the grounds of equity.

12
Aug
2015

The great transformation in South Asia: feminisation of agriculture and food security

Professor Nitya Rao, University of East Anglia; Dr Bill Pritchard, University of Sydney; Dr Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt, Crawford School, ANU; Dr Itishree Pattnaik, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, India; plus many prominent speakers.

Fundamental transformations are taking place in the way South Asian farms operate.

12
Aug
2015

Responding to food security and land questions: policy principles and policy choices in Kalimantan, Indonesia

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

While the Indonesian economy has recorded strong growth over the past few decades, the country still faces an ongoing battle with food poverty.

12
Aug
2015

The evolving role of multilateralism in ending hunger and malnutrition

Ms Gerda Verburg, Chair of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) and of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Council on Food Security and Nutrition.

Although enough food is being produced to feed everyone on the planet, more than 795 million people remain undernourished.

12
Aug
2015

Influence on sustainability commitment and reporting practices among South Australian and Tasmanian public agencies

Kuntal Goswami
This seminar investigates the influences on sustainability reporting practice and related policies among the key state government agencies in South Australia and Tasmania and the extent to which they report sustainability information in their respective annual reports.
12
Aug
2015

The Emperor's New Clothes

The Emperor's New Clothes is a 2001 film starring Ian Holm as Napoleon. The plot re-imagines the history surrounding Napolon Bonaparte's exile to St. Helena following his defeat at Waterloo.
13
Aug
2015

Forum on higher education financing

Various speakers

The funding of higher education in Australia is at a crossroads.

13
Aug
2015

Two Futures: Australia at a Critical Moment - Clare O’Neil MP and Tim Watts MP, in conversation with Gareth Evans

Clare O’Neil MP, Tim Watts MP, and ANU Chancellor, Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC.

What will Australia be like in 2040?

14
Aug
2015

Traversing divides: a symposium in honour of Deborah Cass

Various
This symposium honours the work of Deborah Cass, 15 February 1960 – 4 June 2013, a brilliant Australian constitutional and international lawyer.
14
Aug
2015

Keo Pride: Language and Identity on Facebook

Louise Baird

Over the years the number of Keo speakers using Facebook has steadily risen, and where once their Facebook interactions were almost exclusively in Indonesian, these days there is a noticeable increase in the use of Keo.

14
Aug
2015

Shape and size, their role in nominal classification systems and the hierarchy of sense modalities in tropical forests

Roger Blench
Modern humans almost certainly evolved in open savannas, and most researchers now consider that language developed an early stage
18
Aug
2015

Levels and trends in Australian income and its distribution

Associate Professor Roger Wilkins, University of Melbourne.

In recent years, applied income distribution research has comprised two distinct and largely non-intersecting literatures: studies based on household survey data; and the more recent ‘top incomes’ literature based on tax records data.

19
Aug
2015

Common qualitative research methods: spotlight on interviews and focus groups

DR Melanie Pescud
This session builds upon the foundational overview provided in the Social Science Methodologies course through a discussion of common qualitative methods.
19
Aug
2015

China’s Political Economy under Xi Jinping

Professor BO Zhiyue
In China, politics and economics are entwined. Politics have direct impact on the economy, and the economic performance has political implications. Under the leadership of Xi Jinping, China has entered a new era with distinctive characteristics in economic development and political dynamics.
20
Aug
2015

The ‘Power to Persuade’ initiative: building knowledge and capacity for working within complex policy networks

Dr Gemma Carey and Dr Kathy Landvogt
In this presentation, we discuss how PTP works within the spaces in between as a vehicle for relationship building and better policy.
24
Aug
2015

Globalisation in the Locale and the Locale in Globalisation: A Comparison of Recent Constructs of the Hui Identity in South Fujian and Nanjing

Fan Ke
From the 1990s, globalisation has affected the presentation of ethnicity in China. The intertwining between ethnic displays and identities does not produce the same effects in all places, though. This paper will analyse the different impact that globalisation has been having on the Hui in southern Fujian province and in Nanjing.
26
Aug
2015

Tax reform in India

Dr Sacchidananda Mukherjee, Associate Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi.

In this seminar Dr Mukherjee will provide an overview of taxation reform in India, based on his paper

27
Aug
2015

'Understanding Wine by Understanding Tea': Comparing the Promotion of Tea and Wine Drinking Culture in Contemporary China

Zhang Jinghong
Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork on tea and recent investigations into wine in contemporary China, this paper compares discourses behind the promotion of these two commodities. The paper argues that comparisons between the promotion of tea and wine offer insights into contemporary Chinese attempts to reconcile the traditional and the modern. It suggests that China’s development towards modernization has been negotiated through a re-construction of its tradition.
28
Aug
2015

Germany’s energy transition and implications for Australia

Andreas Löschel, Professor for Energy and Resource Economics, University of Münster, Germany, and chair of Germany’s Expert Commission to monitor energy transformation.

With the energy transition or Energiewende, the German government aims to deeply reduce carbon dioxide emissions by increasing renewable energy to 60 per cent of total energy supply by mid-century, and by drastically reducing total energy consumption.

28
Aug
2015

Morphology

Owen Edwards

In this seminar I present a preliminary unified framework for thinking about and discussing morphology in a way which is not dependent on other linguistic sub-domains, such as phonology or syntax.

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