Events June 2016

31
Mar
2016

Wei Leng Tay—The Other Shore 鄭瑋玲—彼岸

Young Mainland Chinese are moving to Hong Kong from all over China, leaving their homes because of family interests or in search of better education and career prospects. Such migrants fi­nd themselves in majority Chinese yet increasingly tense environments, often confronting entrenched ideas regarding ‘Mainlanders’. While often presented as a single group, the photographic portraits and interviews in ‘The Other Shore’ reveal individual lives, with diverse aspirations and attitudes towards Hong Kong. ‘The Other Shore’ asks how one’s sense of self is entwined with national identity, and how a host environment affects our outlook and everyday lives. Tay’s project also reflects on similar experiences of young educated Chinese elsewhere, negotiating a new place in the world.
01
Jun
2016

Fiscal rules and unemployment

Britta Gehrke, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.

This paper analyses fiscal policy under fiscal rules in a New Keynesian model with search and matching frictions and distortionary taxation. The model is estimated

02
Jun
2016

New research on Pacific labour mobility

Various speakers

There is now widespread agreement that options to lift labour mobility from the Pacific are needed. The Development Policy Centre has undertaken and commissioned new research to look into a range of possible channels and factors affecting migration.

02
Jun
2016

Labour market flexibility and productivity

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

In this seminar Anpeng Li will provide an overview of his recent paper, Labour Market Flexibility and Productivity.

02
Jun
2016

Chinese Philosophy’s Hybrid Identity

John Makeham, La Trobe University
This paper is an exercise in conceptual archaeology. It first describes a key conceptual structure common to the writings of the twelfth-century Neo-Confucian philosopher Zhu Xi and to the Awakening of Faith, a sixth-century Sinitic Buddhist text. It then identifies the common ancestor for this conceptual structure, which can be traced to developments in Southern Chinese Buddhist circles during the latter half of the fifth century. This ancestor emerges as a unique product of the fecund engagement of Buddhist constructs derived from both the Indian and Chinese traditions. Its hybrid legacy was central to later developments in Sinitic Buddhist philosophy and became a jewel in the Neo-Confucian metaphysical crown. It continues to inform modern Chinese philosophy.
02
Jun
2016

Towards an integrated labour migration strategy in our Pacific neighbourhood

Richard Bedford, Emeritus Professor, University of Waikato and President of the Royal Society of New Zealand.

Between 2007 and 2010 the late Graeme Hugo and Dr Richard Bedford met several times with the Australia New Zealand Immigration Forum, an annual meeting of senior officials from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship and the Department of Labour

03
Jun
2016

Crawford School of Public Policy - Education exhibition in Papua New Guinea

Crawford School of Public Policy.

Crawford School of Public Policy will host a series of education exhibition events in Papua New Guinea from 3 June to 9 June.

Exhibition schedule as below:

06
Jun
2016

Why is US economic growth so slow?

Dr Martin Baily, The Brookings Institution.

The US economy has grown at only two per cent a year since the end of the Great Recession, far slower than prior recoveries.

07
Jun
2016

Survey of recent developments: family matters

Dr Riatu Qibthiyyah, University of Indonesia; and Dr Ariane Utomo, Crawford School, ANU.

This seminar will preview the authors’ forthcoming article in the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies.

07
Jun
2016

Decolonising regulation: a critical analysis of the Community Development Program

Shelley Bielefeld
This inaugural Braithwaite Fellow seminar will analyse government proposals for reform of CDP through the lenses of responsive regulation and critical Indigenous theory, and will explore what greater responsivity might actually require, taking into consideration social justice principles, the historical context of colonialism, and the importance of self-determination for Indigenous communities.
07
Jun
2016

Business law convergence in Southeast Asia: can comparative law and economics help?

Dr R Ian McEwin, Visiting Fellow, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) is the development agency set up to promote Singapore’s legal industry, with the goal of making Singapore the legal hub of Asia.

07
Jun
2016

In the Heat of the Sun 阳光灿烂的日子

One summer in Beijing, during the Cultural Revolution... Ma Xiaojun roams the city with his friends, looking for adventure, waging street battles and discovering love, in this adaptation of Wang Shuo’s 1991 novel Wild Beasts 动物凶猛.
07
Jun
2016

The Vote: Policy Forum & ANU 2016 Federal Election series - Social policy

Professor Matt Gray, Acting Dean, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences; Sue Regan, Associate Professor Sharon Bessell, and Professor Peter Whiteford, , Crawford School, ANU; Moderated by 666 ABC Canberra's Genevieve Jacobs.

The Vote: Policy Forum & ANU 2016 Federal Election series is an opportunity to engage with ANU public policy experts during the 2016 Federal Election.

08
Jun
2016

Jakarta’s traffic jams: an opportunity for road-sector reform

M Halley Yudhistira, University of Indonesia.

This is a joint seminar with the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics.

08
Jun
2016

Crawford School of Public Policy - Postgraduate studies information session

Crawford School of Public Policy.
Join us at this information session to learn more about your postgraduate degree options in public policy, public administration, applied economics for policy and environmental management and development.
08
Jun
2016

The Big Parade 大阅兵

Less well known than Yellow Earth 黃土地 (1985) and his multi-award winning Farewell My Concubine 霸王別姬 (1993), Chen’s ambiguous second feature depicts a military unit training for a grand military parade.
08
Jun
2016

US climate policy: what happens when Obama's gone?

Elliot Diringer, Executive Vice President, the US based Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES); and Luke Kemp, Lecturer and PhD candidate, ANU.

Through strong use of his executive powers, President Barack Obama has repositioned the US as a global leader in the fight against climate change.

09
Jun
2016

Solving security issues in Indonesia

General Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Security, Law and Political Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

General Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan is the Coordinating Minister for Security, Law and Political Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

09
Jun
2016

The Financial Origins of the ‘One Belt One Road’ Initiative

David Murphy
In this seminar, David will discuss how OBOR can be understood as a culmination of two trends in finance—first, the global shift in financial power from the developed to the developing world; and second, the evolution of a distinctive Chinese concept of development finance. Looking at OBOR through the prism of these two important trends can contribute to the broader discussion about how China’s leadership is managing the transition from important economic player to superpower with systemic significance.
09
Jun
2016

Behavioural reactions to price discrimination: experimental evidence on pricing and customer antagonism

Andreas Leibbrandt, Monash University.

About the speaker

Associate Professor Andreas Leibbrandt, Monash University.

09
Jun
2016

July 七月

This documentary records the 1 July protest of 2003, when roughly half a million people marched to oppose anti-sedition laws—the largest Hong Kong protest since the 1989 marches in sympathy with the Beijing democracy movement.
10
Jun
2016

Buddhist Merit-Making in Medieval China

Professor Stephen F. Teiser, Princeton University

About the Speaker:

11
Jun
2016

Special Weekend Viewing: Wei Leng Tay—The Other Shore 鄭瑋玲—彼岸

In addition to our regular weekday opening hours, 'Wei Leng Tay—The Other Shore 鄭瑋玲—彼岸' will also be open on Saturday 23 April and Sunday 24 April from 10am to 4pm.
14
Jun
2016

The promise and practice of victim reparations in international criminal justice

Christoph Sperfeldt
In this PhD midterm review seminar, Christoph Sperfeldt will discuss his thesis on victim reparations in international criminal justice.
14
Jun
2016

Maritime piracy in Southeast Asia and freight rates

Jose L Tongzon, Professor, Asia Pacific School of Logistics, Inha University.

This issue of maritime piracy is of significant concern to maritime security and trade.

14
Jun
2016

Maritime piracy in Southeast Asia and freight rates

Jose L Tongzon, Professor, Asia Pacific School of Logistics, Inha University.

This issue of maritime piracy is of significant concern to maritime security and trade.

14
Jun
2016

National Security Studies information evening

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

National security pervades the national debate, affects the work of many organisations and is entrenched as a core area of government policy.

14
Jun
2016

The Vote: Policy Forum & ANU 2016 Federal Election series - Health policy

Professor Sharon Friel, Director, RegNet, ANU; Professor Adrian Kay, Crawford School, ANU; and Professor Art Sedrakyan, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment; Moderated by Cath McGrath, Chief Political Correspondent for SBS TV.

The Vote: Policy Forum & ANU 2016 Federal Election series is an opportunity to engage with ANU public policy experts during the 2016 Federal Election.

15
Jun
2016

Is change coming? Hindsights, insights and foresights on the Philippine Elections 2016

Ronald Holmes, Hal Hill, Mark Turner and Imelda Deinla
In this panel discussion, four academics discuss the conduct of the recently concluded May 9 national elections in the Philippines and what may be expected from the newly elected government
15
Jun
2016

Is change coming? Hindsights, insights and foresights on the Philippine Elections 2016

Ronald Holmes, Pulse Asia, ANU Coral Bell School; Professor Hal Hill, ANU Crawford School; Professor Mark Turner, UNSW Canberra; and Dr Imelda Deinla, ANU RegNet.

In this panel discussion, four academics discuss the conduct of the recently concluded May 9 national elections in the Philippines and what may be expected from the newly elected government.

15
Jun
2016

International climate policy to make the Paris Agreement a success

Professor Ottmar Edenhofer, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research.

The real work is just beginning: Professor Ottmar Edenhofer explores the issues for international climate policy to make the Paris Agreement a success.

17
Jun
2016

Optimal monetary policy in open economies revisited

Jiao Wang, PhD scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

This paper revisits optimal monetary policy in open economies, in particular, focusing on the noncooperative policy game under local currency pricing in a two-country dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model.

17
Jun
2016

The effects of trade liberalisation on child mortality in Indonesia

Yessi Vadila, PhD scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School.

We aim to contribute to the debate over trade liberalisation and health by investigating the effect of tariff reform on a district’s health outcomes. We focus on infant and underfive mortality rates as specific measures of health.

17
Jun
2016

Trade exposure and child mortality in Indonesia

Yessi Vadila, PhD scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School.

We aim to contribute to the debate over the nexus between trade and health by investigating the effect of tariff exposure on regional health outcomes in Indonesia. We focus on infant and under five mortality rates as specific measures of health.

20
Jun
2016

Understanding complex legality in international governance – reflections on ‘juris diction’

Siobhán Airey
How can international legal and international relations scholars effectively address changes in the relationship between law and international governance?
21
Jun
2016

Issues of governance in global food systems, trade and health

Sharon Friel
Against a backdrop of highly industrial globalised supply chains, what does nutritious trade and investment policy look like? How do we make such policies happen?
21
Jun
2016

Sorry, wrong number: impacts of Australian telecom services on global value chains

Ray Trewin and David Vanzetti, Visiting Fellows, Crawford School, ANU.

This study analyses the impact of developments around market openings in Australian telecom services trade on Global Value Chains. We attempt to quantify the potential impacts of telecom services liberalisation using the GTAP CGE model.

21
Jun
2016

2016 ST Lee Lecture on Asia and the Pacific - Is ASEAN about to break up?

Professor Kishore Mahbubani, Dean, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore; Chaired by Professor Veronica Taylor, Dean, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific.

After a relatively good run for almost five decades, ASEAN is now facing serious challenges that threaten its unity and cohesiveness. Increasing geopolitical competition between US and China could tear ASEAN apart.

21
Jun
2016

Recovering from Failure: A retrospective on technology, tactics, culture and reform in the Royal Navy after the Battle of Jutland

James Goldrick
The Royal Navy mourned over Jutland. No matter the pride felt from individual actions during the engagements, or the realisation that the Grand Fleet’s strategic advantage had been fully confirmed through its effective possession of the North Sea after the enemy had fled, the legacy of the battle was, ‘never again.’
21
Jun
2016

The Vote: Policy Forum & ANU 2016 Federal Election series - Climate change, energy and the environment

Professor Ken Baldwin, Director, Energy Change Institute, ANU; Professor Mark Howden, Director, Climate Change Institute, ANU; Dr Paul Burke, Crawford School, ANU; and Lily Dempster, Climate Campaigner and ANU student.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE TO COOMBS THEATRE

The Vote: Policy Forum & ANU 2016 Federal Election series is an opportunity to engage with ANU public policy experts during the 2016 Federal Election.

22
Jun
2016

The dynamics of the US trade balance and real exchange rate

Dr Horag Choi, Monash University.

About the speaker

Dr Horag Choi, Monash University.

23
Jun
2016

The incidence of sales tax on food

Dr Haishan Yuan, University of Queensland.

Low-income households spend a relatively large portion of their incomes on basic goods and services such as grocery, utilities, and transportation. To achieve progressivity, food products are often exempted from consumption taxes.

27
Jun
2016

Impacts from delaying access to retirement benefits on welfare receipt and expenditure

Dr Ha Vu, Deakin University.

Governments are responding to fiscal pressures associated with aging populations by

28
Jun
2016

Oil and Water: Being Han in Xinjiang

Dr Tom Cliff

This exhibition is part of a research project, including a book published in June 2016 by the University of Chicago press, into the experiences of Han people in Xinjiang, China.

28
Jun
2016

Big Ideas: Global business and the demand for justice - exploring the impact of non‐judicial mechanisms of redress for human rights abuse by international business enterprises

Fiona Haines
Through an examination of non-judicial mechanisms of redress that have emerged in the wake of human rights obligations, this paper will explore whether justice is being achieved for local communities in seeking redress for the harm they have experienced.
28
Jun
2016

Innovation, trade and multinational production

Dr Anthony Swan, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Multinational production (MP), where multinational firms engage in production outside of their country of origin, has been growing at nearly twice the rate of world exports over the last 20 years.

28
Jun
2016

The Vote: Policy Forum & ANU 2016 Federal Election series - Pre-election analysis

Various speakers

The Vote: Policy Forum & ANU 2016 Federal Election series is an opportunity to engage with ANU public policy experts during the 2016 Federal Election.

30
Jun
2016

Protection from 'refuge'

Kate Ogg
This thesis addresses an emerging trend whereby refugees are coming to the courts but they are not seeking protection from persecution in their home country. Rather, they are seeking protection from a place of ‘refuge’.
30
Jun
2016

Brexit: political and security implications

Dr Annmarie Elijah, Associate Professor Matthew Sussex, and Dr Adam Henschke, National Security College, Crawford School, ANU.

The UK’s dramatic and unexpected vote in favour of leaving the European Union (the ‘Brexit’) promises to have seismic implications both within the EU space and beyond.

30
Jun
2016

Richard Wilson masterclass: Socio-legal approaches to studying international institutions

Richard A. Wilson
In this masterclass, Richard will review a variety of social research methods he has used in studying the varying strategies of legal actors in international institutions over the past 30 years.
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