Events September 2015

03
Sep
2015

Anti-corruption Campaigns in the Xi Jinping Era and its Political Implications

Professor KOU Chien-wen
Since 2012, Xi Jinping has engaged in a massive anti-corruption campaign. This presentation will discuss the nature and the purpose of this campaign and how it relates to Xi’s concentration of power.
03
Sep
2015

Introducing PROFOR - research tool for macro forecasting

Professor Shaun Vahey, University of Warwick.

This seminar is an introduction to the PROFOR toolbox for macro forecasting with MATLAB.

03
Sep
2015

Fathoming the Orient: Australian Narratives

Professor David Walker, Chair of Australian Studies, Peking University
In the century from the 1880s to the 1980s there were numerous accounts of what ‘the rise of Asia’ would mean for Australia. While it can be reasonably argued that Australia underwent considerable change across this period there were also continuities in the way ‘Asia’ was represented, understood and explained. The lecture will discuss some of the repeated stories or narratives that governed the Australian discussion of Asia across this period.
04
Sep
2015

Indian Jewish communities

Dr Navras Jaat Aafreedi, Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, University of Sydney

India is home to three Jewish communities, the Cochini, the Bene Israel and the Baghdadi, other than the two Judaizing movements that emerged during the second half of the 20th century, the B’nei Menashe and the B’nei Ephraim.

04
Sep
2015

Education matters

Professor Jong-Wha Lee, Director, Asiatic Research Institute, Korea University.

In this talk, Jong-Wha Lee will discuss a new long-term data set on educational attainment of the population for 146 countries since 1870, and analyses linkages across countries and over time between education and important economic and political varia

08
Sep
2015

ANUgreen spring series – endangered grasslands walk

ANUgreen sustainability office.

Did you know remnant patches of the nationally endangered box-gum grassy-woodlands can be found on the ANU campus? ANUgreen is organising a walk at the grasslands, and demonstrating management strategies and techniques.

08
Sep
2015

Postgraduate Expo - ANU Crawford School of Public Policy

Crawford School of Public Policy.

Enhance your public policy career with a postgraduate degree from ANU Crawford School of Public Policy at Australia’s top ranked university right here in C

08
Sep
2015

Postgraduate Studies Expo Canberra

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

Meet the growing demand for regional expertise in public policy, national security, strategic studies, diplomacy and international relations.

08
Sep
2015

The official history: What is there to learn from Australia’s efforts to support peace through interventions into the Pacific Islands 1980 – 2006?

Associate Professor Bob Breen
What should Australia learn from 25 years of periodic intervention in the Pacific Islands?
08
Sep
2015

Microenterprise competition, social pressures, and innovation

Dr Russell Toth, Lecturer, University of Sydney.

What is the nature of competition amongst densely-located, largely similar microenterprises in the developing world?

09
Sep
2015

Economic effects of emergency risk communication: evidence from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

Hiroaki Matsuura, Shoin University.

A tremendous amount of radioactive products were discharged as a result of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, which resulted in radioactive contamination of the plant and surrounding areas.

09
Sep
2015

Roads, cars and taxes

Professor Cliff Winston, Brookings Institution; Dr Mark Harrison, ANU; Dr Elizabeth Taylor, University of Melbourne.

There is increasing attention being paid to urban congestion and growing talk of transport regulation, congestion and other road user charges as potential policy responses.

10
Sep
2015

Actuarialism and the young offender

Adam Scott
What role does actuarialist justice play? How does restorative justice intervene on the burgeoning criminal career?
10
Sep
2015

Weak State, Soft Power: The Treaty-Port English Press and the Formation of China’s International Propaganda System

Wei Shuge
Soft power is commonly regarded as the privilege of strong countries with the resources required to target international audiences. This seminar tells the story of how a weak China managed to establish an effective international propaganda system and have its voice heard during the Sino-Japanese war (1931-1945). It argues that the absence of clear boundaries of nationalities, state and public actors greatly expanded China’s opportunity to reach the world’s public. The ability of the government and treaty-port press cohorts to adapt to each other’s information systems during a time of national crisis fostered the development of China’s international propaganda.
11
Sep
2015

New thinking about Australian security

Professor Rory Medcalf, National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Friday, September 11, 12 – 1.30pm:

Room 1, Level 4, The Hilton, 488 George, Sydney

Wednesday, September 16, 6 – 7.30pm:

The Swanston Room, Rydges on Swanston, 701 Swanston St, Melbourne

15
Sep
2015

ANUgreen spring series – endangered grasslands walk

ANUgreen sustainability office.

Did you know remnant patches of the nationally endangered box-gum grassy-woodlands can be found on the ANU campus? ANUgreen is organising a walk at the grasslands, and demonstrating management strategies and techniques.

15
Sep
2015

Intermediaries of rule of law promotion in Myanmar: Translating international law and development

Kristina Simion
Kristina Simion will outline her research project exploring rule of law promotion in Myanmar as it tries to understand how intermediaries shape rule of law promotion and its effects and share her preliminary findings.
16
Sep
2015

The future of Australia's GST: good design for the real world

Professor Rebecca Millar, University of Sydney; Professor Rick Krever, Monash University; Professor Michael Walpole, UNSW; plus many more.

Australia’s GST in the real world

17
Sep
2015

International conference on welfare reform: meeting the policy challenges of change

Professor Peter Dwyer, University of York; Professor Peter Whiteford, Crawford School, ANU; Kelly Hand, Australian Institute of Family Studies; plus many more.

Welfare reform is an important and hotly debated issue around the world. Governments in a number of countries, including Australia, the UK and New Zealand are actively reviewing their welfare systems.

17
Sep
2015

The Power to Persuade symposium 2015

The Hon Mary Crawford; Professor Jo Barraket, Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University; Professor Adrian Kay, Crawford School, ANU; plus many more.

PTP Symposium 18 September 9am-5pm

Interrogating the arrival of the private (for-profit) sector – from policy advice to policy delivery

17
Sep
2015

Gender equity matters in health policy

Various
This Menzies Centre for Health Policy Grand Challenge focuses on gender equity matters in health policy.
17
Sep
2015

Justifying conditionality: sanctions, support and behaviour change in the UK

Professor Peter Dwyer, University of York.

Welfare conditionality is about linking welfare rights to ‘responsible’ behaviour.

17
Sep
2015

Takeover: foreign investment and the Australian psyche

David Uren, Economics Editor, The Australian; Andrew Leigh, Federal Member for Fraser and Shadow Assistant Treasurer.

Join The Australian’s Economics Editor David Uren as he discusses his latest book Takeover (published by Black Inc.) with economist and Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh MP.

18
Sep
2015

Indonesia Update 2015 - Land and development in Indonesia: searching for the people's sovereignty

Professor Nancy Peluso, Dr Lesley Potter, Dr Adriaan Bedner, plus many more.

Rural development, food security, and land reform are high on the agenda of Indonesia’s new administration. Some development experts argue that resolving land tenure problems can support investment in land, and

22
Sep
2015

Bookclub: Safe design and construction of machinery

Dr Elizabeth Bluff, Professor Bridget Hutter and Professor Richard Johnstone
Bluff’s book suggests a number of innovative regulatory interventions to sustain the safe design and construction of machinery.
22
Sep
2015

The development and evolution of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) as international policy

Ramesh Thakur, Director, Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Crawford School ; Gary Quinlan, Deputy Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; and chaired by Allan Gyngell AO, Convener, HC Coombs Policy Forum, Crawford School.

The Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant normative developments in world affairs since 1945. It argues that state sovereignty implies a responsibility to protect all peoples inside territorial borders.

24
Sep
2015

[ANU Korea Institute] Public Lecture - The Subject of Feelings

Dr Ksenia Chizhova

Patriarchal patrilineal society took root in Chosŏn Korea (1392-1910) in the 17th century.

24
Sep
2015

Chinese Hegemony in East Asian History

Zhang Feng
This seminar will explore the strategic and institutional dynamics of international relations in East Asian history when imperial China was the undisputed regional hegemon.
24
Sep
2015

PhD studies information evening - National Security College

Professor Rory Medcalf , Head of National Security College, Crawford School, ANU.

The information evening is an opportunity for aspiring PhD candidates to meet and hear from National Security College(NSC) researchers, including Professor Rory Medcalf, and current PhD scholars.

25
Sep
2015

Consumption gap between migrant households and urban households in major cities in Vietnam

Giang Nguyen, PhD scholar, Crawford School.

This paper examines the difference in consumption between migrant and urban households in major cities in Vietnam.

29
Sep
2015

Understanding agenda-setting in health and environmental policy

Phillip Baker and Kyla Tienhaara
Why do some health and environmental initiatives succeed or fail in attracting political priority?
30
Sep
2015

The Basin by numbers: science, economics, community, environment

Various speakers

It will shortly be three years since the Basin Plan was enacted, five years since the Guide to the Proposed Murray-Darling Basin Plan was released and 20 years since the cap on surface water extractions was introduced into the Murray-Darling Basin.

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