Events October 2017

23
Oct
2017

World Economic Outlook

Petia Topalova, Deputy Division Chief, and Zsoka Koczan, Economist, International Monetary Fund's Research Department.

In this public lecture, Petia Topalova and Zsoka Koczan will present findings from the latest World Economic Outlook published by the International Monetary Fund.

23
Oct
2017

Learning from Fukushima: Nuclear Power in East Asia

Launched by Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki Laureate Fellow, School of Culture History and Language, The Australian National University

Learning from Fukushima began as a project to respond in a helpful way to the March 2011 triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown) in north-eastern Japan.

24
Oct
2017

Adda Seminar: Technology and the future of work in India: An exploration of the (un)likely impact of automation in developing countries

Sher Singh Verick, Visiting Fellow, ASARC and Deputy Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India

South Asia Research Centre Adda Seminar Series

24
Oct
2017

Regulation and urban air pollution: evidence from Japan

Associate Professor Shuhei Nishitateno, Kwansei Gakuin University and Crawford Visiting Fellow.

Japan was the most successful country among the OECD to reduce the emission of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over 1990-2014.

24
Oct
2017

Civil-ising conflict through law?

Michelle Burgis-Kasthala
This talk will explore the origins, nature and effects of the war crimes investigative work of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), set up in 2011 to build case files against alleged suspects in the Syrian civil war.
24
Oct
2017

The impact of a customs union: the lessons of intra-Australian trade matrices before and after Federation

William Coleman, ANU.

The impacts on Australia’s trade relations of the creation in 1901 of a customs union of the Australian states has yet to be extensively investigated.

25
Oct
2017

Café pop-ups - study information sessions

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific staff.

Are you ready to give your career a competitive edge? Want to find out more about postgraduate studies at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific? Come and talk to us!

25
Oct
2017

Café Pop-ups for postgraduate studies

Are you ready to give your career a competitive edge? Want to find out more about postgraduate studies at ANU College of Asia & the Pacific? Come and talk to us!

25
Oct
2017

Avoiding the Spotlight: Japanese Celebrities in the Shadows of Privacy

Dan Rosen, Professor, Chuo Law School and Visiting Scholar (2017-2018) Melbourne Law School

Abstract: Celebrities are private citizens who voluntarily assume public ro

25
Oct
2017

Thai Taster Class

Chintana Sandilands
25
Oct
2017

Sweet Medicine

With a mixed production team from the Netherlands and the Philippines, Sweet Medicine turns to the island of Palawan to examine the marketing and reception of a popular food supplement in a rural and poor environment. Following the work of Leo Diego, this documentary offers an anthropological examination of the fast-growing business of food and vitamin supplements.
25
Oct
2017

Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75

Launched by: Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)

You are invited to attend the book launch of Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75, by Dr Tristan Moss.

25
Oct
2017

Hopkins-Nanjing Centre graduate studies in China information session

Hopkins-Nanjing Centre graduate studies in China online information session
26
Oct
2017

Reciprocals in Thai: A Corpus-based Analysis

Jirat Hiranas

In my MTR talk I will present how I create my own corpora of reciprocals in Thai during fieldwork over the last year, and apply this to one of the common strategies for expressing reciprocal semantics in Thai, namely the marker kan.

26
Oct
2017

Technical progress and allocative inefficiency

Anpeng Li, PhD student, Research School of Economics, ANU.

In this seminar, Anpeng develops a growth model with heterogeneous firms to study the allocative inefficiency in emerging economies.

26
Oct
2017

Sport, Masculinity, and Neoliberalism: Cameroonian Footballers, Fijian Rugby Players, and Senegalese Wrestlers

Professor Niko Besnier

In the Global South since the 1980s, as economic downturns under pressure from the forces of neoliberalism have eroded social relations and pauperized populations, sport and athletes’ bodies have become major focus of attention in many countries, offer

26
Oct
2017

Struggling for words in Mao's China: political campaign and literary exchange in the Hundred Flowers campaign, 1956–1957

Dayton Lekner
How should we understand the relationship between literature and politics of the Mao era? This paper will approach this question through the case study of the Hundred Flowers, Rectification, and Anti-Rightist Campaigns of 1956–58. Tracing various literary tropes through different media, it will suggest that these campaigns were not only a political struggle, but also a battle over literary and rhetorical language. The struggle for the power to play with language had profound consequences for the future of writing and speaking in the People’s Republic of China.
26
Oct
2017

Enlightening the Child: Chinese Children’s Literature at the Crossroads, 1875–1919

Dr Shi-Wen (Sue) Chen
Dr Shih-Wen (Sue) Chen uses the National Library of Australia’s rich collection of reading materials for children published by Protestant missionaries and Chinese reformers to discuss how texts and cultures were shared between Britain, America and China during a period of uncertainty and political unrest in Chinese history.
27
Oct
2017

The impact of electricity blackouts on the performance of small-sized manufacturing enterprises: evidence from Indonesia

Anna Falentina, PhD Scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Indonesia, home to more than 3.5 million micro and small enterprises (MSEs ) in the manufacturing industry, is struggling to provide reliable electricity supply in some regions. Little is known about how the power blackouts affect MSE performance.

27
Oct
2017

Working in the UN - career pathways and challenging glass ceilings

Dr Lorraine Corner, former Director of UNIFEM Regional Program Bangkok; and Margaret O’Callaghan, former UNFPA Representative to PNG and Zambia.

Thinking of pursuing a career within the United Nations? Wondering about opportunities, challenges and the glass ceilings that impact on women’s progression to senior roles?

30
Oct
2017

Trends and Innovation in Digital Diplomacy

Professor Jan Melissen, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands

There is now less euphoria about the impact of the digital age on diplomacy than some years ago, and as a result of fast-moving social and technological change there are more reasons to discuss the state of “digital diplomacy”.

30
Oct
2017

Social science research making its mark on Australia

Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA, Professor Jane Hall FASSA, Professor Don Nutbeam,and Professor David Grant.

The Australian Government, through the Australian Research Council and the Department of Education and Training is assessing how universities are translating their research into economic, social and other benefits and how to incentivize greater collabo

30
Oct
2017

The Battle of Beersheba - myths and history,100 years on

Dr Jean Bou, The Australian National University

Fought on 31 October 1917, the Battle of Beersheba, and its dramatic conclusion by a mounted charge of two Australian light horse regiments, has become one of Australia’s best known First World War actions.

31
Oct
2017

Teaching machines to play fair

Daniel McNamara
Machine learning is increasingly used to make decisions about people’s lives, such as whether to give someone a loan or whether to interview someone for a job. This brings with it the risk of discrimination, particularly if the data used for training the machines contains bias. One strategy for ensuring such systems are fair is to modify the training data they learn from.
31
Oct
2017

Bilateral and regional trade agreements: a case for economic reform?

Paul Gretton, Crawford School and Centre of European Studies, ANU; formerly at Australian Productivity Commission.

Economic growth and international trade growth have been sluggish following the global financial crisis. Current projections indicate that growth may continue to be sluggish in the medium term.

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