Events September 2014

18
Sep
2014

Showcase of innovative use of technologies in education

Various Speakers

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University proudly offers an event to showcase innovative uses of technology in education.

19
Sep
2014

Indonesia Update conference 2014 - The Yudhoyono years: an assessment

Dr Dewi Fortuna Anwar; Professor John Sidel; Sidney Jones; Associate Professor Marcus Mietzner; Professor Edward Aspinall; Professor Hal Hill; plus other prominent speakers.

In 2014, the Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono presidency draws to a close after 10 years, marking a watershed in Indonesian history. Yudhoyono was not only the first directly elected Indonesian president, he was also the first to be democratically re-elected.

19
Sep
2014

Political economy and the aid industry in Asia

Dr Jane Hutchison, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Studies, School of Management and Governance, Murdoch University.

In the last decade, many international development agencies have turned to political economy analysis to try to improve the effectiveness of their programs and projects.

19
Sep
2014

Local modes of entertainment: Animal-Sports in Southern Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Kavesh
My research will be an ethnographic study of local modes of recreation involving animal-sports in the Southern part of Punjab, Pakistan. In particular, I will investigate animal-sport practices as a mode of entertainment and leisure.
19
Sep
2014

Iha tone in perspective

Mark Donohue and Adele Gregory

We describe tone in Iha, showing that while the language does not contrast on free lexical items, grammatical suffixes may carry lexical tone. Our presentation is driven by an acoustic analysis of monosyllables in isolation and under inflection.

20
Sep
2014

INTERFET: Reflections on the 1999 East Timor Crisis

Various
On the 15th Anniversary of the 1999 crisis in East Timor – this two-day international conference will initiate the process of examining these and other questions. The aim of the conference is to write into the public record different perspectives and responses to the long dormant questions for the benefit and further development of history and scholarship.
22
Sep
2014

Xi Jinping and the PLA

You Ji
Xi Jinping’s leadership style is visibly different from that of his predecessors. He pursues a distinctive mode of political leadership in domestic governance, command of the military and foreign policy formulation. In particular, this paper will explore the development of a new type of relationship between Xi and the PLA.
22
Sep
2014

Modelling human movements through Wallacea and their effects on Iiland ecology

Shimona Kealy
Wallacea is a biogeographical zone of transition between the Sunda and Sahul shelves, comprising much of island Southeast Asia. The Wallacean islands have never been connected to the mainland of either SE Asia or Australia.
22
Sep
2014

Temuans lLiving on urban periphery: Negotiating identity in a rapidly changing Kuala Lumpur’s environment

Zaime Bujor

The Temuans are Orang Asli (Malaysian indigenous people), and they form one of the eighteen Orang Asli subgroups in Peninsular Malaysia.

22
Sep
2014

Transnational advocacy networks and their Influence on social movements in South Korea

Ms Younghye Whitney

In 1972, Professor Chi Myong-kwan and Yasue Ryosuke, chief editor of the Japanese Sekai magazine, met by chance on a bus in Tokyo, a bustling city of around 10 million people. This was the second time their paths were to cross.

23
Sep
2014

The hidden voice of women in Japanese modernist poetry

Rina Kikuchi

Japanese Pre-WWII women poets have been neglected, largely because of the perception that their poetry was less a work of art and more an “overripe self-confession”(主観的成熟).

24
Sep
2014

Psychological agency: Evidence from the urban fringe of Bamako

Elise Klein
There is a large deficit in the theorization of psychological elements of agency and empowerment in the development literature. Instead empowerment is generally defined as a favourable opportunity structure, as choice or as the distribution of power.
24
Sep
2014

College of Asia & the Pacific Grantfest: Non-ARC funding opportunities

Professor Sharon Friel from RegNet, Dr Sango Mahanty from Crawford, Professor Ramesh Thakur from Crawford, Professor Glenn Withers from RegNet and Crawford and Dr Björn Dressel from Crawford.

The Research Services team in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific warmly invites you to College of Asia & the Pacific Grantfest, the third in a series of events to showcase non-ARC funding opportunities by drawing on the experience of colleague

24
Sep
2014

CAP Overseas Study Information Session

At the ANU College of Asia & the Pacific we know that one of the best ways for you to become a specialist on the region you study is to go there!

25
Sep
2014

Identification of financial shocks in SVAR with model based sign restrictions

Zulfiqar Hyder, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis

In this seminar Zulfiqar Hyder will provide an overview of his recent paper, ‘Identification of Financial Shocks in SVAR with Model-Based Sign Restrictions’.

25
Sep
2014

Voice and agency: empowering women and girls for shared prosperity

Jeni Klugman, Senior Adviser, The World Bank Group; Elizabeth Broderick, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission; plus other prominent speakers.

Voice and Agency: empowering women and girls for shared prosperity is a major new report by the World Bank that shines a spotlight on the value of empowerment, the patterns of constraints that limit their realization, and the associated costs,

25
Sep
2014

PhD information evening - National Security College

Academic representatives, National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

The information evening is an opportunity for aspiring PhD candidates to meet the College’s academic team, led by Professor Roger Bradbury, and discuss potential research topics and opportunities to begin doctoral studies at the NSC.

26
Sep
2014

Oil and economic growth in Small Island Developing States (SIDS): are shocks to demand and supply important?

Alrick Campbell, PhD scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

This study employs a structural VAR model to investigate the relationship between oil price shocks and various macroeconomic aggregates including real GDP growth, inflation and the real exchange rate in seven small island developing states (SIDS) that

26
Sep
2014

47, 000 years of lithic technology in the southern Kimberley: Diversity, adaption, innovation

Tim Maloney

Archaeological assemblages excavated in the southern Kimberley region of northern Australia provide some of the earliest evidence of Indigenous occupation on the continent (around 47, 000 cal BP).

30
Sep
2014

The elephant in the ground: managing oil and sovereign wealth

Sam Wills, University of Oxford

Many oil exporters accumulate large sovereign wealth funds, though their portfolio allocation does not take into account below-ground assets, like oil. Similarly, the above-ground portfolio does not affect the

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