Events November 2014

03
Nov
2014

Karen youth re-imagined: Coming of age on the Banks of the Thanlwin river

Justine Chambers

After decades of intractable ethno-national conflict, military rule and economic stagnation, in the last three years Myanmar has initiated a tentative transition to 'democracy' through widespread economic and political liberalisation.

04
Nov
2014

Roads and real exchange rate

Dr Qingyuan Du, Monash University.

This paper studies the effect of transport infrastructure on the real exchange rate (RER) and reaches two relatively strong conclusions.

04
Nov
2014

Embedding encounters: The drawings of Jean Piron

Nicola Dickson

This paper discusses my contribution as a visual artist to a multi-institutional project initiated and directed by Bronwen Douglas.

05
Nov
2014

Indonesia Project research grants workshop 2014

Various speakers.

The Indonesia Project at The Australian National University, in cooperation with the SMERU Research Institute in Jakarta, will organise the first Indonesia Project research grants workshop, on November 5, 2014.

05
Nov
2014

Poverty Reduction and civil society in Indonesia: A case study of an Islamic charitable organisation of the Dompet Dhuafa Foundation

Minako Sakai

The Dompet Dhuafa (the Wallet of the Poor) Foundation was established by secular-educated Muslims in the early 1990s as part of the daily Islamic newspaper, Republika.

05
Nov
2014

Morphs in search of meaning: Patterns of transitive marking and thematic consonants in the transitive suffixes in Southeast Solomonic languages

Katerina Naitoro

Despite years of research in historical linguistics, certain core questions are still relevant and there is not an agreed on general theory of language change (Bowern & Evans, 2015:1). The questions raised by Weinreich et al.

05
Nov
2014

Marah di Bumi Lambu 'Rage in Lambu Land’

In December 2011, locals in Lambu, Indonesia, protested against a gold mine that threatened their farming livelihood. Eventually, police opened fire, killing three people. How have people come to terms with their physical and spiritual wounds since then?
06
Nov
2014

Growing prosperity, persistent poverty: understanding trajectories of poverty from rural Nepal

Ramesh Sunam, PhD candidate, Crawford School, ANU.

The issue of (re)production of poverty continues to generate critical academic and policy debate in the rural South. In these debates, scholars and policymakers have conceptualised pathways out of poverty in different, often contrasting, ways.

06
Nov
2014

The political philosophy of Suzhi

Delia Lin

During the past forty years or so, suzhi, or human quality and qualities,

10
Nov
2014

Mongolia update 2014

His Excellency, Dr Ravdan Bold, Ambassador of Mongolia; Mr Rinchinnyamyn Amarjargal, Former Prime Minister of Mongolia; Professor Stephen Howes, Associate Professor Ligang Song, Ying Yeung, Crawford School, ANU; plus many other prominent speakers.

On 10 November 2014, the ANU Mongolia Institute will host the second Mongolia Update in Canberra.

10
Nov
2014

Emerging markets and the BRICS: growth prospects and challenges

Era Dabla-Norris, International Monetary Fund.

Era Dabla-Norris discusses growth and productivity developments in emerging market and developing countries including details about the BRICS, and looks at their convergence prospects and reforms needed to sustain convergence.

11
Nov
2014

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia 2014 annual symposium: population ageing and Australia's future

Various speakers

The ASSA Annual Symposium and Cunningham Lecture will take place on 11 November 2014 at the Shine Dome Canberra.

11
Nov
2014

Course planning for student engagement

Digital Learning Project team

So you’re teaching a course next year. This workshop offers ideas, resources and people to help you to create an engaging course for your students.

11
Nov
2014

Voices and roles of competing elite women in Siam’s political and social transitions, 1868-1942

Natanaree Posrithong

This presentation aims to study the pivotal roles of women with a focus on the transition of aristocratic women’s struggles and the emerging roles of commoner women in the significant period of Siam’s political and social transition from the absolute m

12
Nov
2014

Affect and Embodiment

Dr Ana Dragojlovic and Mrs Udeni Hanchapola Appuhamilage are starting a weekly reading group ‘Affect and Embodiment’ starting from November 12.

12
Nov
2014

The rise of inequality and the new economic development consensus

Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director, Oxfam International.

Inequality is on the rise globally and in Australia. The richest 85 people own the same wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people.

13
Nov
2014

Environmental implications of land-related policies in a decentralised Indonesia

Fitrian Ardiansyah, PhD candidate, Crawford School of Public Policy.

More than a decade ago, Indonesia, a diverse archipelago rich in natural resources, began to adopt a strongly decentralised political and fiscal system. Significant powers are now at the district level, including over land use and forest management.

14
Nov
2014

Revenue efforts in mineral producing districts In Indonesia: is there resource curse?

Adriyanto Adriyanto, PhD Scholar, Crawford School

Own revenues at district level are lower than those at provincial level in Indonesia, and intergovernmental transfers have persistently become a major revenue source.

14
Nov
2014

The gift of Participatory Action Research: Algonquian Dictionaries and Linguistic Atlas

Prof. Marie-Odile Junker

Marie-Odile Junker, Carleton University, Canada (marie-odile_junker@carleton.ca)

 

18
Nov
2014

A generic approach to investment allocation in recursively dynamic CGE models

Hom Moorti Pant, Crawford School

It is a common practice in recursively dynamic CGE models to assume static expectation as the agents lack foresights. As a result, the investors take the future rates of return to be the same as that of the current period.

18
Nov
2014

National Security College - Graduate studies information evening

Professor Roger Bradbury, National Security College, Crawford School, ANU.

Graduate Studies in National Security Policy

19
Nov
2014

Crawford School PhD conference 2014: big data, big opportunity

Professor John McMillan AO, Australian Information Commissioner; Dr Jenny Gordon, Productivity Commission; Andy Heys, IBM Australia; Pia Waugh, Director of Coordination and Gov 2.0, Australian Government; plus many other prominent speakers.

This conference will examine opportunities presented by effectively harnessing big data, and in particular will look at how open data (across the Academy, government, and industry) can enhance research, shape policy development, and impact on innovatio

19
Nov
2014

Crawford School of Public Policy - Graduate studies information session

Crawford School.

Are you ready to take the next big step in your career?

19
Nov
2014

Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia, 1590-2010: Korea, Manchuria, Mongolia, Eastern Siberia

Li Narangoa and Robert Cribb
Come along to this book launch of the Historical Atlas of Northeast Asia. This atlas tracks the political configuration of Northeast Asia in ten-year segments from 1590 to 1890, in five-year segments from 1890 to 1960, and in ten-year segments from 1960 to 2010, delineating the distinct history and importance of the region.
21
Nov
2014

The economics of rhino conservation

Michael ‘t Sas-Rolfes, Independent conservation economist, Cape Town, South Africa.

Africa’s northern white rhino is practically extinct. By contrast, the southern white rhino came close to extinction in the year 1900, but is the most abundant species of rhino alive today.

25
Nov
2014

Numerical general equilibrium analysis of China’s impact from possible mega trade deals

Professor John Whalley, University of Western Ontario.

This paper explores the potential impacts on both China and other major countries of possible mega trade deals. These include the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and various blocked deals.

25
Nov
2014

Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Xi Jinping's China

Nicholas Bequelin, Sarah Biddulph, Sue Trevaskes

Please RSVP to ciw@anu.edu.au

27
Nov
2014

The challenges of fighting corruption in Papua New Guinea

Sam Koim, Chairman, Taskforce Sweep and Principal Legal Officer, Department of Justice and Attorney General, Papua New Guinea.

Corruption in Papua New Guinea is widely accepted to be a major development challenge. The fight against it was recently bolstered by the introduction of a new anti-corruption taskforce.

27
Nov
2014

Wage differentials between foreign multinationals and local plants and worker education in Indonesian manufacturing

Dr Eric Ramstetter.

This paper reexamines the extent of wage differentials between medium-large (20 or more workers) foreign multinational enterprises (MNEs) and local, private plants in Indonesia’s manufacturing industries in 1996 and compares them to corresponding diffe

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