Events December 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
01
Dec
2016

Evidence-based policing and self-regulation within a profession: the example of domestic violence policing

Lawrence Sherman and Heather Strang
Two examples of the application of evidence-based policing by British police agencies to the topic of domestic violence will be discussed.
01
Dec
2016

To Divorce or not to Divorce — Stay-behind Taiwanese Wives and their Husbands' Overseas Affairs

Ching-ying Tien
Drawing on in-depth interviews among Taiwanese first wives, this paper aims to present an insight into their life experiences on discovering their husbands’ overseas affairs. Whether they decide to get a divorce or to stay in their marriages, their decisions are usually long and tortuous because of the basic tension between their traditional gender roles and the new female paradigm.
01
Dec
2016

Beyond the ‘arms race’: Explaining the modernization of naval and associated air capabilities in the Asia-Pacific (2001-2016)

Sheryn Lee
This thesis addresses the question whether it is possible to construct a generic explanation for the current modernization of many armed forces in the Asia-Pacific, specifically in the naval domain.
05
Dec
2016

Market power and production (mis) allocation: a study of the world oil market

John Asker, University of California, Los Angeles.

About the speaker

John Asker, University of California, Los Angeles.

Light lunch available.

06
Dec
2016

Putting a price on patent doctrines: evidence from the PBS

Hazel Moir
This exploratory study uses data from one medicine to explore the cost of granting low quality patents.
06
Dec
2016

Growth, urbanisation and poverty reduction in India

Gaurav Datt, Monash University.

Longstanding development issues are revisited in the light of our newly-constructed dataset of poverty measures for India spanning 60 years, including 20 years since reforms began in earnest in 1991.

06
Dec
2016

Real-time macro foreign exchange rates

Robin Brooks and Silvia Ardagna , Goldman Sachs & Co.

In this seminar Robin Brooks and Silvia Ardagna will provide an overview of their recent paper written with Michael Cahill, Real-Time Macro Foreign Exchange Rates.

06
Dec
2016

Delivering the energy transition in theory and practice

Michael Grubb, Professor of International Energy and Climate Change Policy, University College London, and Senior Advisor to the UK Energy Regulator Ofgem.

Planetary Economics and the three domains of sustainable development

07
Dec
2016

Addressing gender-based violence at the community level: the role of urban village courts in PNG

Fiona Hukula
Drawing on ongoing fieldwork in three Port Moresby Village Courts, this presentation will consider the role of the Village Court in implementing the Family Protection Act.
07
Dec
2016

The Hole 洞

At the turn of the new millennium a strange disease has hit Taiwan. Meanwhile, a reclusive young man uses the sizeable hole that has appeared in his living room floor to spy on his downstairs neighbor, an attractive woman who stockpiles toilet paper.
08
Dec
2016

Economic diversification and tax reform in Papua New Guinea

Sir Nagora Bogan, Chancellor of Papua New Guinea’s University of Technology (Unitech).

The independent Tax Review Committee (TRC) established by the Government of PNG recently completed a comprehensive review of the country’s tax system involving extensive and transparent stakeholder consultation over the course of two years.

08
Dec
2016

Gender differences in willingness to compete: the role of culture and institutions

Xin Meng, Research School of Economics, ANU.

About the speaker

Xi Meng, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Afternoon tea available.

08
Dec
2016

The future of corporate tax

Professor Wolfgang Schoen, Director, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Germany.

Professor Schoen will present on the new trends in company tax reform in Europe and the United Kingdom, in the context of the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project and various new conceptual approaches for redesign of company tax for the future

09
Dec
2016

Slow disaster: knowledge, networks and El Niño frost and drought in Papua New Guinea

Brendan Jinks

Much of Papua New Guinea (PNG) was severely impacted by El Niño frosts and droughts in 2015-16, 1997-98, 1982-83, 1972-73, 1941-42, 1914-15 and earlier.

12
Dec
2016

Liberalism and Empire in Southeast Asia

Multiple Speakers

This symposium collects the leading scholars on British colonial thought in Southeast Asia to consider the question of the relationship between liberalism and the British Empire in Southeast Asia.

12
Dec
2016

Impact of robots

Anil Savio Kavuri , PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar Anil Savio Kavuri will provide an overview of his joint paper with Warwick McKibbin, Impact of Robots.

13
Dec
2016

Production fragmentation and the evolution of industrial capabilities

Russell Thomson, Swinburne University.

Do national production capabilities evolve from existing capabilities, or do they emerge de novo?

13
Dec
2016

Be cunning, ruthless, and audacious: Australia’s independent companies and commando squadrons in the Pacific war

Dr Karl James, Australian War Memorial
In 1940 the British Army formed commando units to raid, conduct sabotage, and gather information in German-occupied Europe.
14
Dec
2016

Chinese and Russian approaches to international law

Anthea Roberts
Using the lens of Comparative International Law, this talk examines how to characterise Chinese and Russian approaches to international law and what these challenges might say about the universality, or otherwise, of international law in this newly emerging Competitive World Order.
16
Dec
2016

Grade repetition, school dropout, and student achievement in Ethiopia: a waste of resources?

Samuel G Weldeegzie, PhD scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Students are sometimes made to repeat a grade under the rationale that doing so will lead to improved learning outcomes.

19
Dec
2016

Reading of Zhuang zi 莊子

Professor Haun Saussy
Professor Saussy will lead a close reading of selections from Zhuang zi 莊子, with a particular focus on the chapter 'Mountain Trees' ('Shan mu' 山木).
19
Dec
2016

The Lower Depths (1957)

Professor Olga Solovieva
This talk contextualizes the film within the 1953 Japanese debate on ‘beggar photography’ and photographic realism. Morphing the iconography of post-war misery together with the iconography of the Tokugawa period, Kurosawa’s cinematic rendition of Gorky’s play not only countered the ideological tendency of post-occupation Japan to avoid realistic representation of its war-inflicted destitution but also linked this representation to its causes in the nationalist and militarist past.
20
Dec
2016

Live from UB

LIVE FROM UB explores the small but vibrant rock scene in Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar (also called ‘UB’). It blends the story of one band creating original Mongolian rock with interviews from experts and Mongolian rock legends.
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