Events February 2017

01
Feb
2017

On the Margins of the Sinosphere

Various
This workshop will feature presentations in the field of Chinese studies from the perspectives of scholars trained in South Korea and Australia. By drawing on two different traditions of Sinology, this workshop will address the need for a holistic approach to the study of China and consider the means of achieving this end. Presentations in the workshop will address topics in the study of language, literature, history, politics, and intellectual thought.
02
Feb
2017

The History of Ethnography in Lingnan

Catherine Churchman
Research on the history of the Tai-speaking peoples of Lingnan has tended to concentrate on historical justifications for the classifications of minority nationalities by the PRC in the 1950s. Little research has been done into why ethnographic writings from preceding centuries often contradicted these later classifications. By tracing the genealogy of names and descriptions of these non-Sinitic peoples from the mid-Ming dynasty to the 1930s, this paper will demonstrate how changes in their representation, and in theories of their history and descent, have reflected the cultural preoccupations and political concerns of successive generations of writers.
03
Feb
2017

Achieving Indonesia’s Nationally Determined Contributions to climate change mitigation

Dr Henry Bastaman, Director General of Forestry and Environmental Research, Development and Innovation Agency, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia.

Indonesia has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 29 per cent in 2030. This looks ambitious, yet manageable since the Paris Agreement has been ratified and Indonesia is committed to realise its target through its political and technical efforts.

03
Feb
2017

Do housing subsidies promote improved school outcomes?

Robert Haveman and Barbara Wolfe, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

About the speaker

06
Feb
2017

Bridging science, economics and policy silos

Professor Sir John Beddington, former Chief Scientist, United Kingdom; Dr Alan Finkel, Chief Scientist, Australia; Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, New Zealand; plus many more.

The UN Paris climate change agreement and the acceptance of Sustainable Development Initiatives by the United Nations in 2015 place an absolute priority on risk-based and scientifically informed decision-making in the world and Australasia.

07
Feb
2017

China between reform and repression: lawyers in the fight for political liberalism

Terence Halliday
This seminar provides an overview of Halliday and Liu's research on the interweaving of politics and practice in five segments of the practicing criminal defense and human rights bar in China from 2005 to 2015.
07
Feb
2017

Experiences and Perspectives of Koreans in Australia and New Zealand

Various

Venue: Institutes Boardroom
1.12 H C Coombs Extension (8)
Fellows Road, Australian National University

Hosted by the ANU Korea Institute

07
Feb
2017

International agreements, economic sovereignty and exit

Professor Martin Richardson, ANU.

We (with co-author Frank Stähler) develop a model in which it is uncertainty about the future domestic policy environment that both makes international cooperation attractive and induces the possibility of a sovereign nation reneging on such an interna

08
Feb
2017

Chinese investment and the United States

Dr Derek Scissors, American Enterprise Institute.

The rapid economic rise of China has brought with it tremendous wealth domestically but also the ability to seek out investment opportunities abroad. But what is China investing in, and where?

09
Feb
2017

Change, choice and constraint: qualitative longitudinal research

Professor Jane Millar, University of Bath, UK.

In partnership with Jobs Australia, the Social Policy Institute, together with the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute and Centre for Social Research and Methods at ANU runs a series of workshops exploring major social policy concerns.

09
Feb
2017

How individuals smooth spending: evidence from the 2013 government shutdown using account data

Professor Matthew Shapiro, University of Michigan.

In this seminar Matthew Shapiro will provide an overview of his recent paper, How individuals smooth spending: Evidence from the 2013 government shutdown using account data.

09
Feb
2017

Allocating healthcare resources

Professor Marlies Ahlert, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.

About the speaker

Marlies Ahlert, Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg.

Afternoon tea available.

09
Feb
2017

Surveying the Quality of Life in Wuhan City

Zhou Changcheng
This presentation will, first of all, summarise the development and current situation of research on the quality of life in China. It will then introduce a survey on subjective quality of life conducted in Wuhan City. It will consider the theoretical framework and methodology of this research. Finally, it will explore the perspectives of studies on the quality of life in China.
10
Feb
2017

Has the G20 achieved its goals in macroeconomic policy cooperation?

Adam Triggs, PhD scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

This seminar organises the G20’s efforts under five themes: macroeconomic stimulus, fiscal consolidation, monetary policy, the global financial safety net, and global imbalances.

13
Feb
2017

Developments in criminal justice and human rights: Four years into the Xi Jinping era

Dr Joshua Rosenzweig; Professor Terence Halliday; Professor Sarah Biddulph; Professor Susan Trevaskes

Four years into the Xi Jinping leadership, it is appropriate to begin assessing the effects of his ‘governing the nation according to the law’ 依法治国 platform.

13
Feb
2017

The Australian Way of War: strategic culture, alliances and the use of force in the antipodes

Associate Professor Peter J. Dean
The concepts of strategic culture and the notion of a national ‘way of war’ are both widely used and hotly debated in strategic studies. However, very few studies have concentrated on defining these concepts in relation to Australia.
14
Feb
2017

Does Myanmar’s banking sector need a regulatory paradigm shift?

Naing Ko Ko
This PhD mid term review seminar analyses the latest challenges and obstacles for the Myanmar banking sector, and how best to strengthen the integrity infrastructure and ethical safeguards for its domestic banking.
14
Feb
2017

Electricity subsidy reform in Indonesia: demand-side effects on electricity use

Dr Paul Burke, ANU.

Indonesia’s budget has for years been burdened by large subsidies for electricity consumption. A series of historic reforms has delivered a substantial reduction in these subsidies.

14
Feb
2017

World Development Report 2017: Governance and the Law

James Brumby, The World Bank; Luis Felipe Lopez Calva, The World Bank; Natasha Smith, DFAT; Dr Helen Szoke, Oxfam Australia; and Professor Veronica Taylor, ANU.

The World Development Report 2017 on Governance and the Law explores how policies for security, growth and equity can effectively achieve their goals by addressing the underlying drivers of governance.

15
Feb
2017

2017 Annual Australasian Aid Conference

Researchers from across Australia, the Pacific and Asia, who are working on aid and international development policy.

**Registrations are open details here.

15
Feb
2017

Do municipal mergers internalise spatial spillover effects?

Professor Haruaki Hirota, Musashi University.

The first AJRC seminar for 2017 will be held on Wednesday 15 February in Seminar Room 2 at the Crawford School. A light lunch will be provided. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by Monday 13 February.

16
Feb
2017

Walls: the regulatory influence of partition on territories and nations

Marie-eve Loiselle
In this PhD mid-term review seminar, Marie-Eve Loiselle questions how the wall operates as a technology of regulation, first exploring the motivations that underpin states' appeal for physical partitions, and concluding with an evaluation of the role of law in the construction of physically partitioned borders.
16
Feb
2017

21st Century welfare and the working poor

Professor Jane Millar, University of Bath, UK.

Ensuring adequate incomes for poor working families is a key policy challenge in many countries.

17
Feb
2017

2017 Myanmar Update

Various

The 2017 Myanmar Update will be held at The Australian National University on 17-18 February 2017.

17
Feb
2017

The case of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia: real power or empty rhetoric?

Rudina Jasini
A critical examination of the role, scope and implications of victims’ participation in international criminal proceedings.
17
Feb
2017

Bigger, weaker, worse: size maximisation and implications for capital returns in Chinese state-owned enterprises

Paul Hubbard, Crawford School, ANU.

Based on a large scale survey of Chinese industrial enterprises, including over 16,000 state-owned enterprises, Paul Hubbard presents preliminary findings on the relationship between state ownership, firm size and capital returns.

19
Feb
2017

Dersu Uzala

Filmed in the peaceful vastnesss of Siberia, this is one of Kurosawa's most beautiful films as well as a tale of great humanity. It is based on the turn of the century journals of Tsarist officer, Vladimir Arseniev who met and befriended the hunter Dersu Uzala, who in turn teaches him to survive in the wilderness.
21
Feb
2017

The future of the US alliance

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d); and Professor Rory Medcalf, Head, National Security College, ANU.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret’d) and Professor Rory Medcalf address the National Press Club

21
Feb
2017

Ambiguity and trust in games

Chen Li, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

About the speaker

Chen Li, Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Light lunch available.

21
Feb
2017

Retirement security issues in Australia and the United States

Professor Neil H Buchanan, The George Washington University, USA.

This seminar will compare the current methods of providing retirement security in Australia and the United States.

21
Feb
2017

Gale Burford masterclass: numbers, stories, questions - considerations for relational research in social work

Gale Burford
This session grapples with the ways in which paradoxes play out in social work research, especially research involving human subjects, and sheds light on methodologies that are consistent with honouring safety, accountability and culture.
21
Feb
2017

Looking beyond surviving to thriving

Dr Katherine Trebeck, Senior Researcher in Oxfam GB’s Research Team.

Oxfam’s emerging vision for a new economy for a challenging 21st century

21
Feb
2017

Surfing a wave of economic growth

Samuel Wills, University of Sydney.

Does geography affect the location and pace of economic growth? While there is

21
Feb
2017

From Feminist Politics to Family Politics?: Childcare Policy Debates in South Korea

Professor Seung-kyung Kim, Indiana University Bloomington
22
Feb
2017

Production linkages, kinked demand and the durable good co-movement puzzle

Christopher Perks, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.

About the speaker

Christopher Perks, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Light lunch available.

22
Feb
2017

Beyond the rhetoric: Duterte's first six months

Professor Walden Bello, State University of New York at Binghamton; Professor Maria Socorro Gochoco-Bautista, University of the Philippines; Dr Björn Dressel, ANU Crawford School; plus many more.

After storming into office in the May 2016 Philippine elections under a fiery campaign to wage war on drugs, President Rodrigo Duterte has not ceased to make headlines since then.

22
Feb
2017

The Jakarta elections: national and local perspectives

Dr Marcus Mietzner, and Professor Edward Aspinall, ANU.

This seminar will discuss the results of the Jakarta gubernatorial elections on 15 February. It will consider the dynamics of grassroots campaigning as well as the implications of the results for national politics.

22
Feb
2017

The Last Moose of Aoluguya 犴达罕

Weijia is a hunter of the Ewenki people, in far northern China. He spends his days drinking and painting his memories of a better time after his hunting guns and land are taken away.
23
Feb
2017

Film as Ethnography Workshop

Gu Tao, Natasha Fijn, Ivan Franceschini

This roundtable discussion considers documentary filmmaking as a form of ethnographic observation and fieldwork uncannily close, but also different, from the more traditional format of academic article production.

23
Feb
2017

“We’ve all got some healing to do”: building social and human capital at regulatory-restorative interfaces in the human services

Gale Burford
In the face of so much evidence that the quality of relationships between regulators, family members, caregivers, and service providers is crucial to positive outcomes for children, families and communities, why do we continue to see so many examples of conflict and mistrust?
23
Feb
2017

Larrikin youth: new evidence on crime and schooling

Professor Michael Kidd, RMIT University.

About the speaker

Michael Kidd, RMIT University.

Afternoon tea available.

24
Feb
2017

ACYA Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival

The Australia-China Youth Association at ANU is proud to announce that they will be hosting Canberra’s inaugural Golden Koala Chinese Film Festival!
28
Feb
2017

Rule of law assistance in an authoritarian regime: intermediary actors in Myanmar’s transition

Kristina Simion
In this final PhD seminar, Kristina Simion argues that intermediaries shape rule of law assistance in ways that are important for our understanding of development and its success.
28
Feb
2017

Climate Change and Ecological Security

Matt McDonald, University of Queensland
There is increasing engagement with the relationship between climate change and security in international relations thought and practice.
28
Feb
2017

Bringing government closer to the people? Indonesia’s flawed decentralisation experiment

Ross H McLeod, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

Indonesia’s recently adopted decentralisation arrangements, intended to ‘bring government closer to the people’, fail from the point of view of both efficiency and equity.

28
Feb
2017

Publication trends in Myanmar and reading promotion efforts

Dr Thant Thaw Kaung

Myanmar is gaining a lot of opportunity to promote knowledge through public libraries as one of the last countries re-engaged to the world with newly elected democratic government after six decades of authoritarian rule.

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