Events August 2014

21
Aug
2014

Politics of sustainable development and mine closure planning at Ok Tedi mine

Phillipa (Carr) Jenkins, PhD scholar, Resource, Environment and Development program, Crawford School, ANU.

The Ok Tedi mine in Papua New Guinea is nearing the end of mine life, with closure including Mine Life Extension, by 2025.

21
Aug
2014

North Korea

Professor Andrei Lankov (Kookmin University) and Professor Seok Hyang Kim (Ewha Womans University)

Lecture 1 North Korean private economy: its origin, its present, its future - Professor Andrei Lankov (Kookmin University)

21
Aug
2014

China's 3 Dreams

The changing face of China, where the generation gap is wider than the Three Gorges, is the subject of this absorbing Australian documentary from Nick Torrens', 12 years in the making.
22
Aug
2014

Phonological overview of Sajolang

Christopher Weedall

This talk is an informal presentation of the current analyses and remaining problems regarding the phonology of the Sajolang language of Arunachal Pra

22
Aug
2014

Techniques of death: Autonomy and womanhood at the last stage of life

Hoang Anh Thu LE

This paper is part of my ongoing PhD thesis studying the Buddhist practices of older lay Buddhist women in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Vietnam, and how they experience old age and define their personhood and everyday life through these practices.

22
Aug
2014

Roxby Dunefield, South Australia: Dune formation over 140ka and human occupation

Philip Hughes and Marjorie Sullivan

When BHP Billiton proposed an extension to its Olympic Dam mine in northern SA, all the parties involved agreed that the archaeological survey/salvage program should be undertaken as a research-oriented program.

25
Aug
2014

The world of Naukar Vaishyas and Sada Suhangins: Writing the widowed Self in colonial India

Jyoti Atwal

During the colonial period in India sections of the Indian women employed Gandhian methods to conceptualize their freedom from the patriarchal oppression, whether or not they were direct participants in the national freedom struggle.

26
Aug
2014

Testing the market integration in the Australian national electricity market

Dr Rabindra Nepal, University of Queensland.

The National Electricity Market(NEM) was established in 1998 as a response to the overall deregulation and restructuring of the Australian electricity sector.

26
Aug
2014

Facing the fallout: renewable energy in a post Fukushima world

Mr Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan and member of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)

After the Fukushima nuclear disaster Mr Kan re-evaluated his support of nuclear power, introducing dramatic measures to phase out Japan’s reliance on nuclear and fossil fuels and implementing one of the most ambitious renewable energy transitions in th

27
Aug
2014

Living to get the age pension and enjoy life in retirement: prospects and policy options

Dr Andrew Leigh, Federal Member for Fraser; Professor Peter Whiteford, Crawford School, ANU; Professor John Hewson, Crawford School, ANU; Dr Richard Cumpston, Director, Australian Projections P/L and ANU College of Business and Economics; plus many more.

While it is widely recognised that the Australian population is ageing and average life expectancy is increasing, less attention is given to differences in chances of reaching Age Pension eligibility age and enjoying a long retirement.

28
Aug
2014

Poverty in Asia: a deeper look

Dr Guanghua Wan, Principal Economist and Head, Poverty-Inequality Research Group, Asian Development Bank.

Based on Key Indicators 2014, a flagship publication of the Asian Development Bank, this presentation argues that conventional wisdom on poverty measurement fails to consider significant challenges of food insecurity, increasing inequality and

28
Aug
2014

The ‘nexus’ between food, energy and water security

Dr Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute.

Global hunger and malnutrition remain persistent with nearly 870 million people on the planet hungry and more than two billion suffering from micronutrient deficiencies.

28
Aug
2014

Crucial collaborators? China, India, and the United States in the globalisation of R&D

Andy Kennedy

For more than half a century, leadership in technological innovation has sustained the unique position of the United States in the international system.  In recent decades, however, a key ingredient in innovation – corporate research and development -

29
Aug
2014

The interactional functions of the Korean -nikka/-tay and the Japanese -tte in spoken discourse

Hyunsu Kim

This thesis examines the interactional functions of three markers, -nikka and ‑tay in the Korean language and -tte in the Japanese language in spoken discourse.

29
Aug
2014

Manus and beyond: the security terrain, gender violence and economic development in PNG

Dr Sean Anderson, Dr Jennifer Ferng, Dr Ann Clarke, Stephanie Lusby, Michelle Rooney

This panel discussion examines the implications of Australian refugee policy and practices and explores the dense terrain of detention, security, violence and development in Papua New Guinea.

29
Aug
2014

Development versus religion? Towards a non-essentialist political ecology

Dr Georgina Drew, The University of Adelaide.

In South Asia as elsewhere, resource conflicts can be motivated as much by development aspirations as by religious sentiments.

30
Aug
2014

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