Events July 2015

01
Jul
2015

Floating Life 浮生

Narrated from the perspective of each child in the family, this acclaimed film explores one Hong Kong Chinese family’s attempt to keep their family together in a very different place, to often hilarious, yet ultimately poignant effect.
02
Jul
2015

Presenting and publishing qualitative research findings across disciplines

Dr Kate Henne and Dr Emily Troshynski (University of Nevada)
This methods laboratory session steps back from carrying out qualitative research to discuss how we present qualitative research findings across disciplines.
04
Jul
2015

Ink Remix: Contemporary Art from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong

Contemporary ink art has emerged as one of the most important artistic trends in recent years in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It has attracted significant attention internationally, and this is the first exhibition presented in Australia to respond to developments in ink art from across this region. In the West, ink art is commonly associated with traditional forms of Chinese painting and calligraphy. This exhibition offers new ways of thinking about ink as a contemporary, dynamic, and diverse form of visual expression.
06
Jul
2015

Interdisciplinary job market preparation

Dr Kate Henne and Dr Emily Troshynski (University of Nevada)
This is the second of three sessions dedicated to interdisciplinary early career planning.
07
Jul
2015

Bawinanga: the life, and near death, of a major Aboriginal organisation

Emeritus Professor Jon Altman
This seminar searches for possible explanations for the rapid fall from grace of Bawinanga, and asks if recovery is possible.
07
Jul
2015

Japan’s evolving national security policy – implications for the region

Professor Takashi Shiraishi, President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan.

The Australia-Japan Foundation and the ANU National Security College are pleased to jointly present the 2015 Australia-Japan Foundation Address:

09
Jul
2015

Rio Tinto-ANU China Update 2015: book launch

Professor He Jiankun, former Vice President of Tsinghua University and Director-General of the Energy Environment Economy Research Institute of Tsinghua University.

The China Economy Program at Crawford School, in collaboration with the Rio Tinto-ANU China Partnership, will launch the China Update Book: China’s Domestic Transformation in a Global Context edited by Ross Garnaut, Ligang Song, Cai Fang and L

10
Jul
2015

Rio Tinto-ANU China Update 2015: China's domestic transformation in a global context

Prominent speakers from universities, research organisations, business associations and think tanks from around the world.

In collaboration with the Rio Tinto–ANU China Partnership, the China Economy Program presents the fifteenth China Update. The annual China Update is Australia’s premier forum for debate, discussion and analysis of the Chinese economy.

10
Jul
2015

International law's ban on torture: can a super-norm survive pervasive violations?

Professor Steven R Ratner
In this talk Professor Steven R Ratner will give his assessment of the state of the international norm against torture.
15
Jul
2015

Chin8514 China: Wealth and Power Information Session

The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is offering a new Masters course in second semester 2015. The course will be delivered online and is available to ANU Masters' students.

16
Jul
2015

Research of and for policy and regulation

Professor Sharon Friel, Director Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet)
This joint Education-Engagement Workshop kicks off the Engagement Series, which is a training program for RegNet researchers to connect and collaborate with regulators, policymakers and practitioners in the community sector.
21
Jul
2015

The impact of tax policy on the demand for private health insurance in Australi

Associate Professor Xiaodong Gong, National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, University of Canberra.

This paper is motivated by our attempt to answer an empirical question: how is private health insurance take-up in Australia affected by the income threshold at which the Medicare Levy Surcharge (MLS) kicks in?

21
Jul
2015

Reciprocity at the frontline: responsible relational regulation in Australia and South Korea

Seung-Hun Hong
This seminar aims to elaborate reciprocity as a way of promoting responsibility of agents involved in prudential regulation.
22
Jul
2015

Posturing yoga before the 9th Circuit: materializing Indian‐ness in United States copyright law

David J. Jefferson
Can intellectual property rights be attached to yogic choreographies?
22
Jul
2015

Korean Traditional Music Orchestra of the Blind Concert

King Sejong (reigned 1418-1450) one of the greatest kings who hailed from Korean history, founded what is today known as the Korean Traditional Music Orchestra of the Blind.

28
Jul
2015

Testing for athlete citizenship: regulating doping and sex in sport

Dr Kathryn Henne, Dr Vanessa McDermott and Dr Ramón Spaaij
In 'Testing for Athlete Citizenship', Kathryn Henne traces the development of technocratic rules aimed at controlling performance enhancement in international sports, combining historical and ethnographic approaches
28
Jul
2015

Should Australia agree to investor-state dispute settlement in the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Emma Aisbett, Junior Professor for International Economics, University of Hamburg.

Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) has emerged as possibly the most controversial aspect of deep and comprehensive trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

30
Jul
2015

Aspirational rituals: promises and utopias in human rights

Barnita Bagchi (Utrecht), Michelle Burgis-Kasthala (ANU), Margaret Davies (Flinders), Eliza Garnsey (Cambridge), Ben Golder (UNSW), Rachel Hughes (Melbourne), Robert Leckey (McGill) and Terri Tomsky (Alberta)
This workshop will investigate the interlinked concepts of utopia and promise in human rights.
30
Jul
2015

China’s National Security in the Information Age

Greg Austin
In 2014, President Xi Jinping took formal control of all economic, security and military aspects of cyber policy in the country. He said the Communist Party would do everything necessary for China to become a cyber power. This process has not been as smooth as the leaders would want because of powerful countervailing influences, whether from a complex state security apparatus, the country’s brain drain, or its high dependence on foreign investment and technology transfer in its information technology sector.
31
Jul
2015

The fish is the friend of matriliny: reef density and matrilineal inheritance in Melanesia

Mr Joseph Vecci, PhD scholar, Department of Economics, Monash University

In this public lecture, Joseph Vecci from Monash University will explain the results of a recent co-authored paper on reef density and matrilineal inheritance in fishing communities in the Solomon Islands.

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