Events February 2016

02
Jan
2016

Celestial Empire: Life in China, 1644-1911

This exhibition at the National Library of Australia brings together material from the NLA and the National Library of China to provide a window into the diversity of life under the Qing dynasty (1644-1911), China's last imperial dynasty.
21
Jan
2016

Photographs of 1930s China by Stanley O. Gregory

To coincide with the exhibition 'Celestial Empire' at the National Library of Australia, CIW presents a selection of rarely seen photographs of 1930s China taken by Stanley O. Gregory, printed in large-format for the first time, from the original negatives now in the NLA Collection.
02
Feb
2016

Transitional justice and displacement: lessons from Liberia and Afghanistan

Transitional justice and displacement: lessons from Liberia and Afghanistan
Transitional justice as conventionally understood is often ill equipped to support the justice outcomes that refugees seek.
02
Feb
2016

Could a resource export boom reduce workers’ earnings? The labour market channel in Indonesia

Professor Ian Coxhead, Chair, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For a decade from 2000 Indonesia experienced a boom in natural resource exports. Aggregate income rose at a healthy rate.

03
Feb
2016

Troublemaker or peacemaker? Russia’s role in the Middle East and Asia

Ian Bond, Director of Foreign Policy at the Centre for European Reform, London.

With its annexation of Crimea in 2014 Russia challenged the international order in Europe.

04
Feb
2016

Bellman without berge: maximum theorem for non-compact dynamic problems

Akshay Shanker, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar Akshay Shanker will provide an overview of his recent paper, Bellman without Berge: Maximum Theorem for Non-Compact Dynamic Problems.

04
Feb
2016

China's Last Celestial Dynasty

Professor Geremie R Barmé

China Map of Southern Marchmount

Cost: $15 (includes refreshments)

09
Feb
2016

Responsive enforcement strategy and corporate compliance with disclosure regulations

Hai (Steven) Wu
Design and implementation of an appropriate enforcement strategy is an important determinant of the effectiveness of public enforcement of securities laws.
09
Feb
2016

Does paternity leave make relationships jumpy? A regression discontinuity approach

Dr Daniel Avdic, Assistant Professor, University of Duisburg-Essen.

We study the effects of unanticipated changes in the intra-household division of

10
Feb
2016

2016 Australasian Aid Conference

Howard Bamsey, Adjunct Professor, Regulatory Institutions Network, ANU; Eun Mee Kim, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of International Studies, Ewha Womans University; plus many more.

The Australasian Aid Conference will be returning on 10-11 February 2016, once again in partnership with The Asia Foundation.

10
Feb
2016

Forging a new development future

Kitty van der Heijden, Director, World Resources Institute’s Europe Office.

After the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and with massive funding commitments coming out of the Paris climate change discussions, the international community now faces the real work of translating vision and commitment into actio

10
Feb
2016

What will the SDGs mean for Asia?

Various speakers

Are the new Sustainable Development Goals relevant for Asia? What if anything will they mean for domestic and development cooperation policies and practices of the Asian powers, such as China, Korea and Indonesia?

11
Feb
2016

Launch of the 2015 Australian aid stakeholder survey

Terence Wood, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre, ANU.

In 2013 the Development Policy Centre conducted the first ever comprehensive survey of Australia’s aid stakeholders, canvasing their views of the Australian aid program.

11
Feb
2016

International climate change: perspectives on Paris

Various speakers

The Paris negotiations on climate change are a critical event for anyone with an interest in global issues. This international panel, with leading analysts from Australia and Korea, analysed Paris outcomes and their consequences.

Speakers:

12
Feb
2016

Afghanistan in 2015: a survey of the Afghan people

Gordon Hein, Timor Sharan, and Zack Warren, The Asia Foundation; Professor William Maley, Bell School, ANU; and Professor Stephen Howes, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School, ANU.

The findings of The Asia Foundation’s latest Survey of the Afghan People are being released at an important moment for Afghanistan.

16
Feb
2016

Securing our future in cyberspace

Professor Paul Cornish, RAND Europe, Cambridge; Professor Fred Cate, Indiana University; Assistant Professor Jon Lindsay, University of Toronto; Dr Herb Lin, Stanford University; plus many more.

The ANU National Security College is pleased to present a major cybersecurity conference bringing together our international research program partners from the United States, United Kingdom and Canada.

16
Feb
2016

A global regulatory New Deal for precarious and informal workers

Shelley Marshall
A proposal for a bold new international scheme to promote and enforce a global living wage.
17
Feb
2016

Wage inequality in Indonesia: does skill premium matter?

Tri Mulyaningsih, Sebelas Maret University; Anne Daly, University of Canberra; Riyana Miranti, University of Canberra; Chris Manning, ANU.

Growing inequality has become an important policy issue over the past decade, both internationally and in Indonesia.

18
Feb
2016

Assessing the synchronicity and nature of Australian state business cycles

Aubrey Poon, PhD student, Research School of Economics, ANU.

In this seminar Aubrey Poon will provide an overview of his recent paper, Assessing the Synchronicity and Nature of Australian State Business Cycles.

18
Feb
2016

Inventive global governance

Terence Halliday
This paper uses three cases of global trade lawmaking to show how international organizations in global lawmaking ecologies engage inventive adaptation.
18
Feb
2016

Tax-induced emissions? Evidence of unintended consequences from carbon taxation in wholesale electricity markets

Gordon Leslie, PhD candidate in economics, Stanford University.

Corrective taxation of negative externalities is not unambiguously welfare improving in imperfectly competitive markets.

18
Feb
2016

The Role of Cybersecurity in Chinese Foreign Policy

Assistant Professor Jon Lindsay, University of Toronto
China has one of the world's fastest growing internet economies and most active cyber operations programs. Chinese penetration of Western commercial, government and defence networks encourages fears about the wholesale erosion of economic and military competitiveness. Cyber operations and the rhetorical reactions on both sides of the Pacific have significantly undermined trust in China's foreign relations.
18
Feb
2016

The Transnational Brain: Talent Flows in Asia

Gi-Wook Shin (Stanford University), Rennie J. Moon (Yonsei University)

With the rise of the “knowledge economy”, there has been a growing demand for skilled labor: individuals with key technical or professional skills qualified to handle the tasks and demands required of working in globally competing businesses.

18
Feb
2016

What are the possibilities of feminist regulation?

Kathryn Henne
This planning event and gathering is the first in a series of events aimed at generating a cross-campus conversation on regulation and feminist praxis.
18
Feb
2016

The British Encounter: When the Two Empires Meet

Dr Benjamin Penny, ANU
Dr Benjamin Penny talks about how two cultures met on the southern coast of China and how the encounter had a profound effect half a world away.
19
Feb
2016

Switching to coal or renewable energy? The effects of financial capital on energy transitions

Rohan Best, PhD scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School.

Does a country’s stock of financial capital affect its ability to achieve energy transitions?

19
Feb
2016

Japan, Australia and regional security architecture

Professor Mie Oba, Tokyo University of Science; Associate Professor Ryo Sahashi, Kanagawa University; Professor Nick Bisley, La Trobe University; and Dr Amy King, ANU.

In this public lecture, experts from Japan and Australia will discuss opportunities and challenges around Japan-Australia bilateral cooperation within the existing regional security architecture.

21
Feb
2016

Pu'erh Tea: Experience China: Chinese Food Culture

Jinghong Zhang
Join anthropologist Jinghong Zhang as she presents a vivid account of the transformation of a cottage handicraft into a major industry—with predictable risks and unexpected consequences.
22
Feb
2016

Creating energy efficient cities in Switzerland and Australia

Various speakers

A panel of experts from Switzerland and Australia will discuss, compare and contrast opportunities for energy innovation across various urban centres, followed by informal discussion over drinks and finger food.

23
Feb
2016

Dynamics of expected inflation in Japan

Tatsuyoshi Okimoto, Crawford School, ANU.

Over the last three decades Japanese economy has experienced many significant events, such as a burst of bubble economy, lost two decades, Lehman and Euro financial crises, and introduction of zero interest rate and inflation targeting monetary policie

23
Feb
2016

Improving the efficiency of the Australian tax system

Mr Chris Murphy, Visiting Fellow, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

In a pioneering study, Ballard, Shoven and Whalley (1985) used a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model to estimate the marginal excess burden (MEB) of major US taxes to help identify directions for tax reform that would improve the efficiency of t

23
Feb
2016

Transcending human rights legalism: a study of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Nara Ganbat
This seminar discusses the outcomes of research on impacts of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Australia and Mongolia.
23
Feb
2016

Whose voice matters? An examination of women’s empowerment in microfinance

Dr Asadul Islam, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Monash University.

It has been suggested that offering microcredit to women to empower them may be ineffective as women borrowers hand over the control of loans to their husbands.

23
Feb
2016

Whose voice matters? An experimental examination of women empowerment in microfinance

Dr Asadul Islam, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Monash University.

It has been suggested that offering microcredit to women to empower them may be ineffective as women borrowers hand over the control of loans to their husbands.

23
Feb
2016

Wrestling government from the influence of the shadow state: attempting land reform in Vanuatu

Siobhan McDonnell
This paper will detail how state power has historically been wielded over customary land largely in opposition to the interests of custom landowner groups in Vanuatu.
23
Feb
2016

India-Pakistan: regional economic strategies

Dr Mohsin Khan, Atlantic Council; Dr Ishrat Hussain, Institute of Business Administration; Dr Jenny Gordon, Productivity Commission; Dr Prabir De, Research and Information System for Developing Countries; and Dr Shiro Armstrong, ANU.

In this public forum, experts from Australia and around the region will exchange views on core economic challenges facing India, Pakistan and the region.

24
Feb
2016

Whither Indonesian labour migration? Developments in the past decade

Chris Manning, ANU Indonesia Project, Crawford School.

The presentation deals with recent developments area of international migration and the impact that government policy and international negotiations had on migration flows and the welfare of migrants.

25
Feb
2016

Indonesia and Indian Ocean in the wake of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA)

Riefqi Muna, Professor at the Indonesia Academy of Science (LIPI), Visiting Fellow of National Security College, ANU.

Indonesia is currently chair of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), a 21-member organisation which includes Australia, South Africa and India.

25
Feb
2016

The Question of Loyalty in the Context of the Practice of 'Building Relations' (guanxi 关系)

Dr Michael Schimmelpfennig, ANU
From the late 1990s onwards, guidebooks on the practice of 'building relations' (guanxi 关系) for graduates and young professionals began to appear in the PRC. This paper will examine these manuals to understand how their authors conceive the connection between this practice and the generation of trust and loyalty.
26
Feb
2016

Pacific Possible: labour mobility

Various speakers

Labour mobility has been an important force for economic development in the Pacific region. Both labour-receiving and sending countries depend on migrant workers and remittances.

27
Feb
2016

Special Weekend Viewing: Photographs of 1930s China by Stanley O. Gregory

Join us for a special weekend viewing of 'Photographs of 1930s China by Stanley O. Gregory' on Saturday 27 February and Sunday 28 February from 10am–4pm.
29
Feb
2016

Australia’s electricity sector: policy options to support a low-carbon transition

Tony Wood, Grattan Institute; Olivia Kember, The Climate Institute; Steve Hatfield-Dodds, CSIRO; Tim Nelson, AGL Energy; Frank Jotzo, ANU Crawford School; Salim Mazouz, The Centre for International Economics; and Kathryn Smith, Climate Change Authority.

Electricity production is Australia’s largest carbon dioxide emitting sector, and offers great potential for emissions reductions both in the short and long term, all the way to decarbonisation of the power supply.

29
Feb
2016

The Breakdown of Empire and Competitive Justice: the Postwar Chinese Use of Japanese War Crimes Trials

Dr Barak Kushner, University of Cambridge
What happened after the Japanese empire collapsed in East Asia? Who took over and how? More importantly, how was order and a sense of justice restored? Using recently opened Chinese and Japanese government, diplomatic and military archives and personal diaries, Barak Kushner will trace the process of how BC class Japanese war criminals were tried throughout China.
29
Feb
2016

The 2016 Harold Mitchell Development Policy Lecture - Exciting, challenging, frightening times: global health, development and the stuff of innovation

Dr Mark Dybul, Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Dr Mark Dybul is the Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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