Rob Bray, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences.
Light lunch available.
Set in Goroka in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea (PNG) where coffee became the staple export crop after the second world war, this paper explores how a variant of Keith Hart’s informal economy emerged among indigenous Gorokans.
A green economy approach is touted as the next big thing for achieving sustainable development. But questions remain concerning its viability, especially in terms of the realities of translating its ideas and strategies into practice.
Aboriginal citizens make up 30 per cent of the Northern Territory’s population but in its largest prison, over 80 per cent of the inmates are Indigenous.
Dr Begona Dominquez, University of Queensland.
Light lunch available.
Labour mobility is increasingly recognised as critical for the Pacific island region.
While the phenomenon of planetary climate change is defined primarily by natural scientists and is often addressed, in practical terms, by the policy sciences, this lecture asks: What can the more humanist disciplines - or the humanities, as a branch o
Associate Professor Gigi Foster, The University of New South Wales.
Come November 2016, the United States will elect its 45th President.
Patrick Hamshere, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU
Light lunch available.
The ability of a tax authority to successfully collect taxes depends critically on both its relationship with the taxpayers and how strongly these taxpayers are committed to contributing to the common good.
This presentation discusses technical and policy issues related to the integration of renewable electricity generation into existing electricity networks in China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea and, in particular, Australia and India.
Sagiri Kitao, Keio University, Japan
Professor Yang Yao, Peking Univerity
Afternoon tea available.
The Labour Econometrics Workshop (LEW) is an annual meeting hosted by a different university in Australasia each year. This year marks the 19th consecutive meeting.
Rural Lao PDR is being rapidly transformed through a variety of large infrastructure projects.
On Friday, 12 August 2016, as part of the United Nations International Youth Day, the Young Australians Plan for the Planet program will be launched at Questacon, Canberra in a Q&A style event from 5pm to 8pm.
The Pacific Islands region encompasses 14 Pacific island States and 8 territories that include some of the world’s smallest countries surrounded by a vast maritime estate.
Automotive manufacturing has moved away from Japan, Europe and the US towards lower-cost locations. Several Southeast Asian countries have benefited from this relocation, but Thailand stands out.
The last half century has seen dramatic changes in the place of native (pribumi) entrepreneurs in Indonesia’s political economy.
Professor Markus Brueckner of the ANU Research School of Economics will deliver his CBE Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 17 August.
The lecture is titled Mortality and Urbanisation: SSA Paradox.
Lauren will present the Graduate Studies in China scholarships and programs offered by Hopkins-Nanjing Center. The intended audience for the information session would be students who are currently enrolled in intermediate to advanced level Chinese lang
Dipesh Chakrabarty in conversation with Meera Ashar and Frank Bongiorno, reflecting on the public life of history in Asia and Australia and how historians participate in debates about the past.
In this public seminar, Andrew Small will explain the ramifications of Sino-Pakistani ties for the West, for India, for Afghanistan and for Asia as a whole.
Electricity is a vital factor underlying modern living standards, but there is relatively little systematic evidence on what contributes to electricity sector development.
Conversations across the Creek is an initiative under the auspices of the Head of the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) and the Director of the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) to provide a space for continuing dialo
More than two centuries ago Thomas Malthus issued his dire prediction that mankind was doomed to survival at subsistence level, but the concept of population expanding to absorb the available food supply has been contradicted by history, thanks partly
There has been considerable controversy in India over the manner in which natural resources like telecommunications spectrum, coal, iron ore, natural gas and land have been allocated and priced.
Considerations of the relationship between the “local” and global have taken on a new a sense of urgency today.
Does having an alternative livelihood improve household food security in the short run? This study employs a field experiment to address this question in the context of fishing communities in Kei Island, Indonesia.
Considerable work has been done by Professor Bruce Chapman (Crawford School) and others to popularise income contingent loans, particularly in the area of higher education.
Zhang Peili, widely regarded as the father of video art in China, is one of the most eminent artists to emerge in the 1980s.
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Climate change is exacerbating tensions in areas with existing global instability, increasing the risk and changing the nature of conflict.
Since persistent earnings inequality occurred at the same time as the widespread adoption of computers, many have argued that the diffusion of computers is the driving force behind increasing inequality.