Events April 2015

20
Apr
2015

The 2006 crisis in Timor-Leste

Ruth Nuttall

In April 2006, not quite four years out from the anniversary of Timor-Leste's independence, World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz visited Dili and praised Timor-Leste as exceptional among post-conflict nations.

21
Apr
2015

Eliminating the fuel subsidy in Indonesia: using behavioural insights to design alternative policies

Dr Rimawan Pradiptyo, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.

The fuel subsidy in Indonesia creates huge inefficiency and inequality as the subsidy is implemented on the price of fuel, instead of being targeted at the household.

21
Apr
2015

Folk Art? Hindu Art? The unique traditions of Kuti village (Kumaon Himalayas)‬‬

Alex McKay
‪This paper discusses the motifs used in carved wooden door decorations in Kuti, a small village in the Kumaon Himalayas which is located some 16 kilometres from the border with the Tibetan Autonomous Region of PRC China.
21
Apr
2015

Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Open House

Sir Roland Wilson Foundation Scholars.

The Sir Roland Wilson Foundation will be offering three PhD scholarships in 2016 for high-performing Australian Public Service employees (who are at the EL1 or EL2 level) to undertake research in areas of priority public interest at ANU.

21
Apr
2015

The early soviet critique of Indo-European philology and the rise of post-colonial theory

Craig Brandist

Much contemporary postcolonial theory has constructed a mythology of its own origins based on a caricature of the Enlightenment and of Marxism in particular, while incorporating aspects on the Eurocentric paradigms it seeks to subvert.

21
Apr
2015

Australia’s rich immigration history: reflecting on the past and looking to the future

Mr Michael Pezzullo, Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

In this keynote address on Australian immigration, Michael Pezzullo will highlight that immigration is a matter for national governments, and will discuss how successive governments within Australia have both built and shaped the nation, in part throug

22
Apr
2015

"Grease devils” and the postwar condition in Sri Lanka

Jonathan Spencer
In July and August 2011, two years after the end of Sri Lanka’s 30-year civil war, the island was swept by rumours, followed in some cases by vigilante attacks (including a number of killings).
23
Apr
2015

Japanese investment dynamics and the comparison of theoretical models

Luke Meehan, PhD student, Crawford School of Public Policy.

In this seminar Luke Meehan will provide an overview of his recent paper, Japanese investment dynamics and the comparison of theoretical models.

23
Apr
2015

iPad apps for teaching

Digital Learning Project Team

In this session we will show you a selection of Apps you can use in your teaching, from creating "mini lessons", feedback activities, quizzes and podcasts.

23
Apr
2015

Rethinking international cooperation: crime, policy and politics in Australia-Indonesia relations

Michael McKenzie
What are the role and dynamics of international cooperation in the development of crime control transnational legal orders?
23
Apr
2015

Understanding Chinese as an Object of Learning

Jane Orton
Recent research into the learning demands of Chinese shows that the cognitive and motor skills acquired in students’ development of their English (and most other first languages) at home and school, are an inadequate base on which to build L2 Chinese, and the few who do manage to achieve any real proficiency from classroom study usually still carry weaknesses predictable by this lack of foundation.
23
Apr
2015

China & ANU — Diplomats, Adventurers, Scholars

William Sima
As part of the 2015 Canberra and Region Heritage Festival, titled ‘Conflict and Compassion’ to mark this ANZAC centenary year, CIW researcher William Sima will discuss the connection between Australia’s first diplomatic representatives to the Republic of China and the establishment of Chinese Studies at The Australian National University.
24
Apr
2015

Palm oil and poverty in Indonesia

Ryan Edwards, PhD scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

This is the first systematic study looking at the effect of Indonesia’s large oil palm expansion in the 2000s on poverty.

24
Apr
2015

Home is where the hearth is: Anthropological analysis in Bunuba and Gooniyandi country, Western Australia

Rose Whitau

Preservation of organic proxies in monsoonal Australia is characteristically poor, and the stability of the ancient landscape limits the creation of depositional archives for analysis.

24
Apr
2015

Textory and chronotopes: towards a theory of source and time in Asian historical discourse

Professor Dr Ulrich Timme Kragh, Visiting Scholar, South and Southeast Asia Studies, CHL, ANU

The speaker will analyse three ways in which academics of literary Asian scholarship unwittingly construct divergent senses of the historical past when working with classical and medieval texts.

24
Apr
2015

The promise of participation and the agony of informalism: multi-stakeholder governance and global food security

Mr Matt Canfield, PhD Scholar, New York University; Visiting PhD Scholar, CIGJ, RegNet
How do new forms of governance transform the form, exercise and distribution of global power?
27
Apr
2015

Looking forward at 100 years: where next for the income tax?

Keynote Speaker: Professor Michael Graetz, Columbia University.

Program available here.

27
Apr
2015

Reel “New Man”: Masculinity and gender identity politics in post-authoritarian Indonesian cinema

Evi Eliyanah

My thesis explores the social construction of Indonesia’s newly celebrated screen representations of ideal masculinity, characterised with romantic, gentle, caring, nurturing and emotionally sensitive qualities.

27
Apr
2015

Indo-European Language Origins Re-Revisited

Remco Bouckaert

The origin of Indo-European language has been a topic of hot debate for the last few centuries. The main contenders are the steppen in what is currently Ukraine, and part of Turkey, giving rise to the Kurgan and Anatolian hypotheses.

27
Apr
2015

The Unpublicised Agenda of President Xi Jinping

Willy Lam

Willy LamVeteran Sinologist Willy Lam, who has just published Chinese Politics in the Era of Xi Jinping

28
Apr
2015

Refugees and the myth of human rights: life outside the pale of the law

Dr Emma Larking, Dr Fiona Jenkins & Mr Peter Hughes
'Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights: Life Outside the Pale of the Law' combines philosophical, historical, and legal analysis to clarify the key concepts at stake in the current public debate over the West’s obligations to unauthorised immigrants.
28
Apr
2015

Group and Collaborative Work

Digital Learning Project Team

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28
Apr
2015

Lo'au University and 'Education for Thinking'

Siosiua Lafitani

This seminar examines the formation and development of Lo’au University (LU) as the first full online higher learning system in the Kingdom of Tonga and among the Moanan (Pacific Island) countries since January 2014.

28
Apr
2015

Ethics in the IPCC process

Professor John Broome, Emeritus White's Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxfor University of Oxford, Adjunct Professor at the ANU and IPCC author.

The Fifth Assessment Report is the first of the IPCC’s reports that has explicitly given a place to ethics. Two philosophers were included as Lead Authors for this purpose.

29
Apr
2015

Australian aid evaluations: program performance and humanitarian responses

Mr Jim Adams, former World Bank Vice President; Professor Stephen Howes and Ms Joanna Spratt, Crawford School; and representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

As in past years, the Development Policy Centre will host a forum to discuss and debate recent Australian aid evaluations.

29
Apr
2015

Migration and security: rhetoric and reality

Dr Khalid Koser MBE, Executive Director, Global Community and Engagement Resilience Fund, and Non-Resident Fellow, Lowy Institute for International Policy.

Along with the increase in focus on the need for policymakers and the community to implement and support initiatives on Countering Violent Extremism, there has been a tendency to put migration high on the agenda too.

29
Apr
2015

Trade agreements, health and access to affordable medicines

Prof Ronald Labonte, Prof Joel Lexchin & Dr Deborah Gleeson, chaired by Prof Sharon Friel
Trade negotiations could reshape power relations between the regulatory authorities of states and the interests of private corporations and investors.
30
Apr
2015

The ANU Thai Studies Conference 2015

Professor Thongchai Winichakul (Wisconsin-Madison) as a keynote and various speakers from within ANU and outside

The ANU Thai Studies Conference 2015 aims to bring together academics and graduate students whose works are related to Thailand to present their research and exchange dialogues.

30
Apr
2015

Has the Sector Wide Approach delivered improvements in population health?

Mr Rohan Sweeney, Research Fellow at the Centre for Health Economics, Monash University.

Sector Wide Approaches (SWAps) for health emerged in the 1990s as a mechanism to improve efficiency of aid delivery and effectiveness of aid.

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