Events March 2017

24
Mar
2017

Internship at the Auja Eco Center in Palestine

Steve Brine, Master of Environmental Management and Development student, Crawford School, ANU.

Steve Brine, a Master of Environmental Management and Development student has just returned from a nine week internship at an environmental centre in the Israeli Occupied Territories and will make a presentation discussing his experiences to the EMDV80

24
Mar
2017

Time varying macroeconomic effects of energy price shocks: a new measure for China

Bao Nguyen, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar, Bao examines the effects of world energy price shocks on China’s macroeconomy.

27
Mar
2017

Tackling global health

Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the United Nations Populations Fund and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Populations Fund, and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations gives this very special talk on global health and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

28
Mar
2017

European Union development policy

Mr Stefano Manservisi, Director-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission.

Development aid from donor countries amounts to more than US $130 billion annually. More than half of that amount comes from European Union nations. However, sustainable development cannot be achieved through aid alone.

28
Mar
2017

Liberal democracies and the torture of their citizens

Cynthia Banham, George Williams, Richard Ackland
A discussion on Cynthia Banham’s book, which analyses the responses of the USA’s liberal allies to the use of torture against their citizens after 9/11.
28
Mar
2017

Norm Diffusion and Discursive (Re)production: Women's Participation in Peace and Security Governance at the UN

Laura Shepherd, UNSW Sydney

In this seminar, I take a feminist discourse-theoretical approach to the phenomenon that has been termed ‘norm diffusion’ in order to explore, first, how norms can be understood as themselves the product of discursive contestation; second, in what ways

28
Mar
2017

Did China’s massive energy imports have a Dutch disease effect in Asia-Pacific countries?

Akihisa Mori, Kyoto University.

China has increased its energy imports to sustain rapid economic growth.

28
Mar
2017

2017 ANU Taiwan Studies Promotion Event

Multiple Events

The event will introduce 2017 Taiwan courses at ANU and the scholarship opportunities in Taiwan.

28
Mar
2017

Explaining US Asia Policy under Trump - Ashley Townshend and Andrew Carr in Conversation

Ashley Townshend, University of Sydney and Dr Andrew Carr, ANU

Join us in conversation with Ashley Townshend and Dr Andrew Carr who will discuss Trump’s approach to Asia.

29
Mar
2017

The political economy of teacher management in Indonesia

Andrew Rosser, The University of Melbourne.

Indonesia faces serious challenges in the number, cost, quality, and distribution of teachers. This presentation examines the role of political economy factors in producing these challenges and shaping efforts to resolve them.

29
Mar
2017

Presentation from the recipients of research travel grants

Kate Grealy, Griffith University; Peter Bowers, and Michael Leadbetter, The University of Sydney.

Islamist militias in Indonesia by Kate Grealy (Griffith University)

29
Mar
2017

Sri Lanka in transition: opportunities and challenges

Dr Harsha de Silva, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka.

Dr de Silva entered parliament in 2010, following a successful career in the private sector as an economist, development banker and entrepreneur.

29
Mar
2017

International economic cooperation in the post-Trump-post-Brexit-era

Professor David Vines, University of Oxford.

A hundred years ago, the first great era of globalisation collapsed into World War I. This was soon followed by the Great Depression and World War II.

30
Mar
2017

Power, Restraint, and China’s Rise

Assistant Professor Chin-Hao Huang

Please note that this is a book manuscript review seminar: two chapters from the manuscript will be circulated ten days in advance and taken as read by participants. Please register for the event to receive the chapters in advance.

30
Mar
2017

Land law reform issues in Mongolia: a law and society perspective

Masaki Nakamura, Hiromi Amemiya
This presentation will discuss policy issues related to the introduction of land ownership rights in Mongolia, which resulted in disputes and confrontation.
30
Mar
2017

What happens when a river owns itself? The case of the Whanganui River, New Zealand

Julia Talbot-Jones, PhD student, Resources, Environment, and Development Program, Crawford School, ANU.

This week New Zealand granted the Whanganui River legal standing, shifting ownership of the riverbed from the New Zealand government to the river itself.

30
Mar
2017

The Everyday Politics of Resistance in Rural Tuscany, 1943-44

Judith Pabian, PhD Candidate

The historiography surrounding the intention, immediate consequences and long-term impacts of resistance to Nazi occupation during the Second World War has been subject to claim and counter-claim in Italy, as it has in other European countries.

30
Mar
2017

The End of RAMSI: What has it Meant?

Mr Quinton Devlin
After 14 years, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) will conclude on 30 June 2017.
30
Mar
2017

Supply vs. demand? The political economy of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in Sub-Saharan Africa

Ronald Labonté
This seminar will present key findings from a multi-year study of trade, tobacco farming and tobacco control in Kenya, Zambia and Malawi, representing different degrees of agricultural dependencies on tobacco farming and domestic tobacco control policies.
31
Mar
2017

Pricing biodiversity protection: a Payment for Environmental Services scheme in Lao PDR

Dr Gabriela Scheufele, Research Fellow, Crawford School, ANU.

Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes are being used around the world in an attempt to facilitate market processes. However, few PES schemes ‘negotiate’ pricing based on comparable estimates of demand and supply.

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