Events February 2015

03
Feb
2015

CartoGIS: visualisation Use in Education

Carto GIS

Visualisations can be a powerful educational tool in a range of areas and applications. Come along and see what the possibilities are for your course.

To register

03
Feb
2015

Why Australia needs to put a stop to discriminatory trade deals

Dr Malcolm Bosworth, World Trade Institute; Dr Greg Cutbush, ANU.

Australia is a small country economically speaking. Its resources are specialised. We can produce some things cheaply. But we can buy many foreign products cheaper than we can produce them at home.

04
Feb
2015

Material encounters

Various speakers

The focus of this conference is the materiality of knowledge produced during personal encounters with people and places.

04
Feb
2015

Affect and Embodiment

The reading assigned for the fifth meeting is Hochschild, A. (1983). Managing feeling (35-55). In A. Hochschild, The Managed Heart: Commercialization of Human Feeling. Berkley: University of California Press.

04
Feb
2015

Let It Be: The Last Rice Farmers 無米樂

Let It Be follows the everyday toil of four elderly rice farmers in southern Taiwan's rice-producing countryside, near Tainan. With rustic humour and humility, their stories provide a local perspective on the sometimes adverse effects of new economic policies on farming communities, and their threatened cultures.
05
Feb
2015

Engaging lecture presentations

Digital Learning Project Team

Practically everyone who has lectured in the past 10 years has used PowerPoint to deliver their lecture content. Unfortunately, many don’t do it anywhere near as effectively as they could.

05
Feb
2015

Trading partners: A trans-national view of the Australia-China relationship in the late nineteenth century

Nick Guoth

Australia's relationship with China in the nineteenth century is one that still leaves historians with many questions to answer.

06
Feb
2015

The effects of natural disasters on household's preferences and behaviour

Sirikarn Lertamphainont, PhD scholar, Crawford School.

This paper studies the consequences of the 2011 mega flood in Thailand on subjective expectations, preferences, and behavioural choices of the Thai rice-farming households.

10
Feb
2015

Adobe connect

Digital Learning Project Team

With the advent of flexible learning options, students may be situated off-campus or even in a different city. Or it could be the teacher who is off-campus.

10
Feb
2015

GDP and emissions in the short run: the rate and sources of economic growth matter

Dr Paul J Burke, Crawford School, ANU.

This paper investigates the short-run effects of economic growth on carbon dioxide emissions for 189 countries over the period 1961-2010.

11
Feb
2015

Science meets policymakers

Dr Michael Keating AC, Professor Brian Schmidt AC, Professor Veronica Taylor, Professor Gabriele Bammer, Professor Hugh White AO, Professor Emily Banks, Rona Mellor PSM, Dr Subho Banerjee.

Science meets Policymakers will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines and policymakers from various government departments to take a closer look at the intersection between the evidence base and policy development.

11
Feb
2015

Linguistics MTR Seminar: Metatheses in Amarasi

Owen Edwards

Languages with a synchronic process of CV metathesis have long troubled linguists. Despite the phenomena in question being well described in some languages, disagreement persists over the best way to analyse metathesis.

12
Feb
2015

2015 Australasian Aid Conference

Tanya Plibersek MP, Federal Member for Sydney; Robin Davies, Associate Director, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School, ANU; Professor Barbara McPake, Director, Nossal Institute for Global Health; plus many other prominent speakers.

As in 2014, the aim of the 2015 Australasian Aid Conference is to bring together researchers from across Australia, the Pacific and Asia who are working on aid

12
Feb
2015

How to set up and design your wattle site

Digital Learning Project Team

Wattle has a large range of tools and features for you to use in your course. Using the right tools for the right outcomes for your students can make all the difference to your students’ experience of your site and your course.

12
Feb
2015

Recipient perspectives on the new aid landscape

Mr Fidelis Manuel Leite Magalhães, Mr Heng Chou, Dr Phanthanousone (Pepe) Khennavong, and Ms Anthea Mulakala.

This panel event explores what the new aid landscape means for those on the receiving end of aid.

13
Feb
2015

Aid from India

Professor Gulshan Sachdeva, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Mr Prabodh Saxena, Asian Development Bank; Ms Anthea Mulakala, The Asia Foundation.

We’ve heard a lot about aid from China, but what about aid from India? This event explores the evolution and contemporary influence of India’s soft power in development cooperation and its impact on the global dynamics of aid.

13
Feb
2015

Aid for health and its influence on health systems

Professor Barbara McPake, Director of the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne.

In the aftermath of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, aid for health is back on the global agenda in a big way. But what have we learnt from the last decade of investment? Do disease specific investments make sense?

13
Feb
2015

Household vulnerability as low expected utility and responses to risks in Vietnam

Thang Vo, PhD scholar, Crawford School.

This paper investigates sources of household vulnerability and responses to risks in rural Vietnam with data from Vietnam Access to Resources Household Surveys (VARHS).

13
Feb
2015

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

Mr Qiangwu Zhou, Executive Deputy Director-General, Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center, Ministry of Finance, China; Professor Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School, ANU.

This event will aim to answer all the big questions posed by perhaps the most controversial international development issue of 2014.

17
Feb
2015

Wattle quizzes part II: structuring your quiz

Digital Learning Project Team

This workshop will build on material from the introductory workshop on quizzes, or would be suitable for experienced Wattle quiz users.

To register

17
Feb
2015

The convergence of British and American Methodism in the South Pacific

Lindsay Cameron

Methodism in the South Pacific historically originated through the efforts of British Methodists, while mainline American Methodism never officially undertook missionary work in the South Pacific.

17
Feb
2015

Reconfiguring the international response to rising security threats

Jean-Marie Guéhenno, President and CEO, International Crisis Group.

Increasing geopolitical competition is amplifying international conflict and diminishing the global community’s ability to respond to rising distributed threats like extremism and post-authoritarian chaos.

18
Feb
2015

Seasonal Worker Program: demand-side constraints and suggested reforms

Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President, East Asia and Pacific, The World Bank; Jesse Doyle, Labour Migration Specialist, The World Bank; Professor Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School, ANU.

The Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) was established in 2008, initially as a pilot, then in 2012 as a permanent program, to help meet the labour needs in Australia’s horticultural sector and to provide labour mobility opportunities to Pacific islanders.

18
Feb
2015

When was Nehru 'Nehruvian'?

Various Speakers

The adjective 'Nehruvian' came into popular usage in the late 1980s and continues to refer to a unique brand of postcolonial secular and socialist policies that are associated with India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

19
Feb
2015

Wattle gradebook

Digital Learning Project Team

This workshop will cover the basics of the Wattle Gradebook, which can make keeping track of your students marks very easy, and allows students access to their marks throughout the semester (which can be good for error checking).

24
Feb
2015

Peer feedback and assessment for learning

Digital Learning Project Team

It is becoming more and more recognised that peer feedback (student to student) can be a powerful learning experience for students.

24
Feb
2015

How much energy do building energy codes really save? Evidence from California

Professor Arik Levinson, Georgetwon University.

Construction codes that regulate the energy efficiency of new buildings have been a centerpiece of US environmental policy for 40 years.

26
Feb
2015

Latent histories, manifest impacts: interplay between Korea and Southeast Asia

International Conference - Latent Histories, Manifest Impacts: Interplay between Korea and Southeast Asia

26
Feb
2015

Wattle lesson tool

Digital Learning Project Team

The Wattle Lesson Tool enables the teacher to create learning experiences tailored to a particular students learning and level.

26
Feb
2015

Embodying Democracy in Chinese Thought

Gloria Davies
What does Chinese thought (as sixiang) do? What is its purpose? Chinese thinkers no doubt have different answers to these questions but it is my contention that sixiang, as a discourse, is inextricable from a will to instruct people on how to live. The idea that intellectual inquiry should improve society is commonplace enough across cultures and the basis of political philosophy in the West. In China, this idea has served as the raison d’etre of scholarship for centuries, such that the discourse of sixiang was and to a large extent remains oriented around moral and pedagogical goals.
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