Events October 2014

23
Oct
2014

Global history from Asia and the Pacific

Various Speakers

Having three leading scholars in the field of global history from Asia, continental Europe, and Britain, the workshop examines what it means to do ‘global history from Asia and the Pacific’.

23
Oct
2014

Assessing the economic general equilibrium effects of sea level rise in the Italian regions

Dr Gabriele Standardi, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Italy.

In this seminar Gabriele Standardi will provide an overview of his recent paper, ‘Assessing the economic general equilibrium effects of sea level rise in the Italian regions’.

23
Oct
2014

2014 ANU Pacific Day (Nesia Festival)

Various

2014 Pacific Day, this year known as ANU Nesia Festival, is a showcase of cultural performances, food and the real hospitality from the Pacific Islands.

23
Oct
2014

Farmer groups and climate change in the Mekong Delta

Hua Hong Hieu, PhD candidate, Crawford School, ANU.

Climate change in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta has brought more constraints for most of the farmers in agricultural and aquaculture production because households in upstream of the Vietnamese Mekong Delta have to deal with flooding, whereas in the downs

23
Oct
2014

Myth and market: politics of cultural heritage in China

Yujie Zhu
Since the UNESCO World Heritage Convention was ratified by China in 1985, the country has had forty-seven of its national sites inscribed as World Heritage. The ratification of the World Heritage Convention expresses the country’s efforts to embrace globalization, build up its national identity, and pursue economic development through revitalizing cultural traditions, and promoting heritage tourism. Heritage policies and practices in China are embedded in the context of the authoritarian market economy with global aspiration from UNESCO.
23
Oct
2014

Rare earth elements: simple commodity or strategic vulnerability?

Associate Professor Eugene Gholz and Professor Dudley Kingsnorth.

Rare earths are a group of 17 elements with unique chemical, magnetic and luminescent properties crucial for the functioning of much of today’s high technology equipment, including MRIs, lap-top computers, hybrid vehicles and LEDs.

24
Oct
2014

Moral state, moral citizen: assessing “charity”, self, and other, in contemporary Iran

Simon Theobald

Little known outside of Iran, the Islamic Republic’s social welfare apparatus has been an integral element of state discourse and practice, colouring most aspects of quotidian social life in the post-revolutionary period.

24
Oct
2014

Caves, animals, art origins and early human diversity: The changing story of us from a Southeast Asian perspective

Paul Taçon

In this highly visual presentation we will journey across time and space from rock shelters to deep caves focusing on the dawn of both behaviourally modern humans and rock art – paintings, drawings, engravings, stencils, prints and other forms of rock

27
Oct
2014

Indigeneity under scrutiny: indigenous rights in comparative perspective (Indonesia, Australia and beyond)

Various Speakers

The international human rights agenda on indigeneity is expressed in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (United Nations 2007) which was supported by a majority of member states (143 votes in favour, 4 against and 11 abstentions).

27
Oct
2014

Anglo-Worlds in transpacific crossings: shipboard cultural encounters

Frances Steel

With the rise of steamship liner networks in the second half of the nineteenth century, long-distance transoceanic transit was no longer synonymous with exile or permanent displacement, and oceans became competitive arenas for mobility providers.

28
Oct
2014

Wattle gradebook and marking assignments online

This workshop will help you utilise your Wattle site for online marking. It will cover the basics of the Wattle gradebook, how to enter and moderate your marks in Wattle, and how to use marking guides and rubrics.

28
Oct
2014

Can transnational activism save the rainforests of Indonesia?

Erik Karl Olbrei, PhD candidate, Crawford School, ANU.

Indonesia’s tropical rainforests are in crisis. Since the late 1960s, the rise of the logging, pulp/paper, and oil palm industries has led to dramatic forest loss.

28
Oct
2014

ODI fellowships: opportunities for postgraduates

Darren Lomas, Programme Officer, Fellowship Scheme, Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

The ODI Fellowship scheme recruits intelligent, adventurous postgraduate economists to work in the public sectors of developing countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific on two-year placements.

28
Oct
2014

A New Australia-China Agenda

Please join us to celebrate the book

A New Australia-China Agenda
Experts on the Australia-China Relationship

29
Oct
2014

The breadfruit revolution at about age five: a report from Africa

Jeffrey C. Marck

THE AFRICAN BREADFRUIT REVOLUTION

30
Oct
2014

How do firms form their expectations? New survey evidence

Saten Kumar, Auckland University of Technology.

In this seminar Saten Kumar will provide an overview of his recent paper, ‘How Do Firms Form Their Expectations? New Survey Evidence’.

30
Oct
2014

Marking online with Turnitin & Grademark

Digital Learning Project Team

If you are using Turnitin this session in your Wattle site, this workshop will explain how to mark online using Grademark, a feature of Turnitin.

30
Oct
2014

Lynas Advanced Material Plant: risks perception and their effects on averting behaviors and housing prices

Husna Jamaludin, PhD candidate, Crawford School, ANU.

Extracting and processing Rare Earth Elements (REEs) remains a controversial matter because of pollution and health risks associated with its production.

30
Oct
2014

Is the World Trade Organization a World Tax Organisation?

Dr Michael Daly, External Adviser, IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department.

Michael Daly is a Geneva-based specialist in international trade and tax policies. He is currently an external adviser concerning trade taxes to the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department in connection with its technical assistance.

30
Oct
2014

The future of Asian and Pacific studies (viewed from Canberra)

Various Speakers

The School has invited three of our leading Emeritus and Adjunct colleagues, Anthony Reid, Bronwen Douglas and Gavan McCormack, to lead a discussion on the topic of the future of Asian Studies and Pacific Studies, drawing on their long-term experience.

31
Oct
2014

CAP professional staff forum

CAP Professional Staff Forum

Morning tea will be provided.

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