Events March 2017

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

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

Nonlinear panel data models with cross-sectional dependence and heterogeneity

Jiti Gao, Monash University.

About the speaker

Jiti Gao, Monash University.

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.
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.
31
Mar
2017

Ecological-economic viability

Professor Luc Doyen, Director, The National Center for Scientific Research, University of Bordeaux, France.

Viability modelling is now recognised by a growing number of scientists as a relevant framework for sustainability and the management of ecological-economic risks and vulnerabilities.

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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