Events November 2016

27
Aug
2016

Zhang Peili: from Painting to Video / 张培力:从绘画到录像

​Exhibition dates: 27 August–15 November 2016
Gallery hours: 9am–5pm, Monday to Friday
11
Oct
2016

Economy-wide modelling in policy analysis

Dr Janine Dixon, Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Policy Studies (CoPS), Victoria University; Paul Gretton, Visiting Fellow, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research, Crawford School, ANU.

In this course, you will be introduced to applied economic analysis using economy-wide, general equilibrium modelling.

01
Nov
2016

Australia’s asylum seeker regime: diminishing pathways for resistance

Cynthia Banham, Ben Doherty, Paul Stevenson
Resisting the Australian government’s asylum seeker policies, without transgressing the law.
01
Nov
2016

Protecting the environment: privately

Jeff Bennett, Crawford School, ANU.

Most volumes in the environmental economics literature consider the environment to be a public good and hence write out a role for the private sector in a source of supply.

01
Nov
2016

CBE Business@TheBar - Why has neoliberalism died?

William Coleman, and Professor John Quiggin, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Over the past decade or two ‘neoliberalism’ - an approach to policy born of the thought of the Nobel Laureates Milton Friedman, FA Hayek and James Buchanan - has been in retreat throughout the world at large, and Australia in particular .

02
Nov
2016

Estimating the real effects of uncertainty shocks at the zero lower bound

Efrem Castelnuovo, University of Melbourne.

About the speaker

Efrem Castelnuovo, University of Melbourne.

Light lunch available.

03
Nov
2016

Postgraduate studies information session

Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Learn locally. Work globally.

03
Nov
2016

The Grassroots Turmoil in China’s Cultural Revolution: A Half-Century Perspective

Jonathan Unger
After Mao launched the Cultural Revolution in 1966, vast numbers of students, workers, peasants and other ordinary people divided into hostile groups that violently fought against each other for more than a year and a half. The upheavals in the Cultural Revolution pitted those who had earlier been favoured by Communist Party policies against those who had been disfavoured. But the nature of grievances and antagonisms differed from group to group—be they students, workers, peasants or government office workers. As a result, there were a number of different types of upheavals, generated by different reasons, in different sectors of society. Examining these provides insights into the complex fabric of Chinese society under Mao.
03
Nov
2016

Kaili Blues 路边的野餐

Country doctor Chen Sheng sets out on a train journey to search for his brother’s abandoned child, only to find himself in a dreamlike world where the boundaries between past, present, and future – and between fantasy and reality – are porous.
04
Nov
2016

Changes in the distribution of household consumption in Southeast Asia

Giang Nguyen, PhD scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy.

This paper uses household survey data from five Southeast Asian countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) to examine changes in the distribution of household consumption over the period 2006–2014.

04
Nov
2016

Beyond the US election: promises and perils

Dr Jennifer Hunt, and Associate Professor Matthew Sussex, National Security College, Crawford School, ANU; Associate Professor Peter Dean, and Dr Andrew Carr, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU.

A complex regional order marked by increased major power contestation is crystallising as a significant challenge in Australia’s strategic domain.

07
Nov
2016

Social investment and gender equality: a critical case of childcare in the European Union and welfare policies on lone-parents in New Zealand

Annick Masselot, University of Canterbury.

In partnership with Jobs Australia, the Social Policy Institute and the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of the ANU are delighted to host Associate Professor in Law at the University of Canterbury, Annick Masselot.

07
Nov
2016

The long-term effects of single-sex schooling on student academic outcomes

Minhee Chae, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.

About the speaker

Minhee Chae, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Light lunch available.

07
Nov
2016

The future of the World Bank

Mr Kyle Peters, Interim Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Operations, The World Bank.

The global community is facing extraordinary challenges which call for a new approach to ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable are protected.

07
Nov
2016

Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council

Penny Wensley, Former Australian Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York
We are delighted to invite you to the launch of Strengthening the Rule of Law through the United Nations Security Council.
08
Nov
2016

Revealed framing effects: the influence of context on the resolution of choice

Peter Gibbard, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.

About the speaker

Peter Gibbard, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Light lunch available.

08
Nov
2016

Protecting Australia's cyber and maritime lifelines

Professor Rory Medcalf, Professor Anne-Marie Grisogono, and Dr Tim Legrand, National Security College, Crawford School, ANU.

In a globalised world, no island is an island. Supply line security is critical to Australia’s strategic interests, our quality of life and our prosperity.

08
Nov
2016

Indigenous forms of resistance in the context of constitutional recognition

Jon Altman, Shelley Bielefeld, Asmi Wood, Mary Spiers Williams
Constitutional recognition of Australia’s First Peoples has sparked regular debate in recent years. Yet recognition remains contentious. Consultation in Victoria revealed resistance to recognition. Questions remain about what is to be recognised by whom and whether constitutional recognition should take place.
09
Nov
2016

One Belt One Road and the Sino-Australian Relationship

Li Zhaoxing
In this talk, Mr Li Zhaoxing will discuss China’s One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR) and the Sino-Australian relationship. OBOR refers to the ‘Silk Road Economic Belt and Twenty-First Century Maritime Silk Road’, which aims to enhance China’s connection and cooperation with other parts of Asia, Europe, and Africa through increased regional trade as well as cultural exchange.
09
Nov
2016

Mother India (Bharat Mata) and her Unruly Daughters

Professor Nivedita Menon, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Bharat Mata ki beti (daughters of Mother India) is a contradiction in terms, for the Motherland produces only sons - Hindu savarna (upper caste) sons to protect their mother's ever fragile honour.

09
Nov
2016

Public Lecture - China’s future under Xi Jinping: Challenges ahead

Professor Bates Gill

President Xi Jinping is a third of the way through his expected 10-year term as China’s top leader.

10
Nov
2016

India Update - Ideas from India: an update on contemporary India

The South Asia Research Institute at ANU College of Asia and the Pacific will be hosting the India Update – a symposium bringing together scholars, media and policymakers to debate the current and f

10
Nov
2016

The contribution of international shocks in a small open economy

Jamie Cross, PhD student, Research School of Economics, ANU.

In this seminar Jamie Cross will provide an overview of his recent paper, The Contribution of International Shocks in a Small Open Economy.

10
Nov
2016

"Gamble responsibly!": interrogating a decade of responsible gambling as individual responsibility - policy and regulation for business as usual

Linda Hancock, Deaking University
Should we keep or ditch ‘responsible gambling’ in the light of evidence on how the concept has been reinterpreted and watered down?
10
Nov
2016

Gender, Labour and Political Awakening: A Study on the Life and Work of Female Socialist Cheong Chil-seong

Dr Jiseung Roh
When colonial Joseon first felt the influences of capitalism, many gisaengs (female entertainers) hoped to be rescued from their financial distress with the help of male patrons.
10
Nov
2016

Nexus of language and culture: A study of second person reference terms in Japanese with special focus on anata ‘you’

Yoko Yonezawa PhD Candidate, CAP CHL

In this thesis, I explore the use of the second person pronoun anata ‘you’ in Modern Japanese.

10
Nov
2016

Narratives of Labour Activism in China

Ivan Franceschini
Activists working for Chinese labour NGOs often face repression by the party-state, suspicions by the workers and criticisms by foreign donors. In such a context, why do they decide to undertake such a difficult and often unrewarding job?
11
Nov
2016

Mismeasurement or misspecification? Integrating well-being theories to improve empirical precision

Mark Fabian, PhD scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

There has recently been an attempt to approach wellbeing using empirical techniques and limited theory. This has yielded an enormous body of literature.

14
Nov
2016

Learnings from a negative wealth shock in the laboratory

Jilu Zhang, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.

About the speaker

Jilu Zhang, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Light lunch available.

14
Nov
2016

Trump v Clinton: lessons in the aftermath of campaign 2016

Professor Rory Medcalf, Associate Professor Michael Clarke, Dr Jennifer Hunt, and Associate Professor Matthew Sussex, National Security College, Crawford School, ANU.

This year’s US electoral campaign has been the most controversial and unpredictable in living memory.

15
Nov
2016

Renegotiation of dynamically incomplete contracts

John Yiran Zhu, University of Pennsylvania.

About the speaker

John Yiran Zhu, University of Pennsylvania.

Light lunch available.

15
Nov
2016

Everyday resistance

Sarah Milne, Tom Cliff, Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Rebecca Monson
A discussion of the forms, dimensions and meanings of everyday resistance, its relationship to public, organised forms of resistance and its relationship to power.
15
Nov
2016

The new strategic landscape: Washington, Beijing, Moscow and beyond

Professor Rory Medcalf, and Associate Professor Matthew Sussex, National Security College, ANU.

A complex regional order marked by increased major power contestation is crystallising as a significant challenge in Australia’s strategic domain.

15
Nov
2016

The value of political connections for labour market outcomes: evidence from Indonesia

Rashesh Shrestha, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

In segmented labour markets, personal connections can be very important for obtaining well-paying jobs. There is abundant empirical evidence showing the positive impact of social networks on labour market outcomes.

16
Nov
2016

Tharlo ཐར་ལོ། 塔洛

Tharlo, a Tibetan sheep-herder and orphan with a remarkable memory, has his life turned upside down when he has to go to the city to get his first government ID card and encounters a beautiful hairdresser who may not be the person Tharlo imagines her to be…
16
Nov
2016

The death of academic citizenship: why our universities are failing us

Professor Asit K Biswas, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.

Are our universities failing us?

17
Nov
2016

Chinese leadership of macroeconomic policy-making in a multipolar world

Professor David Vines, University of Oxford.

In this seminar Professor Vines discusses the kind of leadership in global macroeconomic policy-making that China might provide.

17
Nov
2016

Beyond the US election: promises and perils

Associate Professor Matthew Sussex, and Associate Professor Michael Clarke, National Security College, Crawford School, ANU.

A complex regional order marked by increased major power contestation is crystallising as a significant challenge in Australia’s strategic domain.

17
Nov
2016

Anthony Low Commonwealth Lecture: Commonwealth Diplomacy and the End of Apartheid

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC
This inaugural lecture is in honour of former ANU Vice–Chancellor and great Commonwealth of Nations scholar, the late Professor Anthony Low.
18
Nov
2016

Long-term effects of childhood malnutrition on education and health: evidence from Indonesia

Moh Agung Widodo, PhD scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Child malnutrition is a serious problem in many developing countries. Using Indonesia’s 1960s hunger episode as a source of exogenous variation, I find that children who were born in affected regions went on to complete fewer years of schooling.

18
Nov
2016

Exploring the Territory between Lexical Phonology and Intonation

Naijing Liu

For many languages, the phonetic output of a sentence can be analysed as being a combination of the lexical phonology of the individual words and the intonation of the intonation phrase.

18
Nov
2016

Panel discussion: Security in the age of Trump

See list of speakers in the event description
21
Nov
2016

Privatisation, distortions and productivity

Kun Li, Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, ANU.

About the speaker

Kun Li, Research School of Finance, Actuarial Studies and Statistics, ANU.

Light lunch available.

21
Nov
2016

Sanskrit and the city: reading Kāvya for a behavioural history of early India

Shonaleeka Kaul

Shonaleeka Kaul is the author of Imagining the Urban (Seagull Books, 2010) where she turns to Sanskrit literature to discover the characteristics—both physical and social—of ancient Indian cities.

22
Nov
2016

Crawford School PhD Conference 2016 - Global challenges, smart solutions

Various speakers

The 2016 Crawford PhD conference focuses on the increasingly global nature of public policy challenges and the need for solutions to respond creatively and intelligently to this changing dynamic.

22
Nov
2016

Income taxation by states in a federation: allocation of business income

Peter Mellor, Monash University.

Many federal countries have tax systems where the income tax is levied both at the federal and state government levels, such as the US and Canada and, until 1942, Australia.

22
Nov
2016

Brexit/voice: the role of hope in resistance

Sharon Friel, Val Braithwaite, Jesse Clarke and Daniel Reeders
This panel explores the implications of the Brexit vote as an expression of political resistance.
22
Nov
2016

Water governance in Oceania: a conversation on research, innovation and (sustainable) development

Mr Taaniela Kula, Government of Tonga; Mr Teitibwebwe Kaberiera, Government of Kiribati; Professor Quentin Grafton, Crawford School, ANU; plus many more.

Water governance in Oceania (Day 1) Tuesday 22 November 3-5pm

22
Nov
2016

Changing dynamics in household behaviour: what do they mean for inflationary pressures?

Geoff Bascand, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Household behaviour appears to be different since the GFC. Household saving declined sharply in the early years of this century, but has since recovered closer to long-term levels.

22
Nov
2016

Canberra Launch of China Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution

Dr Andrew Leigh MP and Professor Hugh White, ANU
Please join us to celebrate the launch of the China Story Yearbook 2015: Pollution at Parliament House. The Yearbook 2015 will be launched by Dr Andrew Leigh MP and Professor Hugh White, ANU, followed by a panel discussion with the authors.
23
Nov
2016

Water governance in Oceania: challenges and perspectives (Day 2)

Various speakers

This conference will allow researchers and practitioners from Oceania to present a range of results and insights from recent work, including from the Fonds Pacifique water governance project.

23
Nov
2016

The US experience with 'r-g' and wealth inequality, and the role of income risk

Robert Kirkby, Victoria University of Wellington.

About the speaker

Robert Kirkby, Victoria University of Wellington.

23
Nov
2016

Book Launch of "Australia's American Alliance"

Book Launch of "Australia's American Alliance"
The Australia-United States Alliance has been critical to Australian foreign and defence policy since the ANZUS Treaty was signed in 1951.
24
Nov
2016

World trade problems and Asia's response

Various speakers

This public forum is part of the 38th Pacfic Trade and Development (PAFTAD) Conference: Asian Economic Integration Strategies, being hosted by the East Asia Bureau of Economic Research, The Australian National University.

24
Nov
2016

Terms of trade and the Sri Lankan economy: a sign-restricted VAR approach

Yashodha Warunie Senadheera, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar Yashodha will provide an overview of her recent paper, Terms of trade and the Sri Lankan economy: A sign-restricted VAR approach.

25
Nov
2016

Does export experience improve firm performance? Evidence from Indonesia

Deasy Damayanti Putri Pane, PhD scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

The ‘learning-by-exporting’ hypothesis suggests that once a firm enters foreign markets, its productivity will increase thanks to exposure to knowledge and experience from abroad.

28
Nov
2016

Postgraduate Information Evening

Advance your career with a postgraduate qualification from Australia's leading university.

28
Nov
2016

The Origins and Onset of the 2006 Crisis in Timor-Leste

Ruth Nuttall, CHL

In April and May 2006 a crisis in Timor-Leste erupted. What began in January 2006 as petition and a littlenoticed protest against discrimination within the army slowly grew.

28
Nov
2016

ANU postgraduate information evening - Crawford School of Public Policy

Crawford School of Public Policy.

Be recognised with a postgraduate qualification from ANU Crawford School of Public Policy

ANU postgraduate information evening

29
Nov
2016

Energy Update 2016

Hon Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy; Ian Cronshaw, International Energy Agency; Crawford School's Professor David Stern, Adjunct Professor Hugh Saddler, Associate Professor Frank Jotzo, and Michelle Price; plus many more.

The ANU Energy Update brings together energy researchers, policymakers, industry and the public to provide an overview of the latest world energy trends.

29
Nov
2016

Reconstituting accountability: cultural practices of voluntary accountability and regulatory governance at different jurisdictional levels

Paul Fawcett, Amanda Smullen, Matt Wood
Grid-group cultural theory is used to conceptualise practices of accountability, producing important insights into which ‘cultural practices’ of accountability are most prevalent in very different public organisations, and how those prevalent practices have emerged over time.
29
Nov
2016

Culture and market integration: evidence on mechanisms

Sarah Walker, University of New South Wales.

Culture is an important determinant of economic exchange, but what are the mechanisms through which culture operates?

30
Nov
2016

Loans and bank capital: a micro-macro linkage

Swetlana Kreiser, Friedrich Alexander University.

About the speaker

Swetlana Kreiser, Friedrich Alexander University.

30
Nov
2016

ANU Malaysia Institute Launch

Professor Meredith Weiss, Professor James Chin, Professor Michael Leigh

The launch will be followed by light refreshments in the Hedley Bull atrium and register via our Eventbrite page

30
Nov
2016

Ethno-cultural fractionalization and political conflict

Ekkart Zimmerman, Dresden University of Technology.

About the speaker

Ekkart Zimmerman, Dresden University of Technology.

Afternoon tea available.

30
Nov
2016

Institutions, individuals, and ideas: macroeconomic policy-making in Australia from Federation to 2020

Professor David Vines, University of Oxford.

The ending of the global boom in primary commodity prices is leading to a significant macroeconomic rebalancing of the Australian economy.

30
Nov
2016

National Security College - Graduate studies information evening

Associate Professor Matthew Sussex, National Security College, Crawford School, ANU.

The National Security College invites you to join us for our next graduate studies information session.

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