Events April 2017

26
Apr
2017

First Contact: Impact of Pleistocene Hominins on Island Ecosystems Conference

Islands represent unique ecosystems which are highly vulnerable to environmental disturbances, invasions, and natural disasters.

26
Apr
2017

The Trump Administration’s First 100 Days: What Should Asia Do?

Professor Michael Wesley, Dr Jane Golley and Professor Warwick McKibbin

Venue: National Press Club of Australia, 16 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

26
Apr
2017

Drugs, deaths and poverty: lessons for the Philippines from the region

Roderic Broadhurst and Christopher Ward
Can the Philippines learn from the experiences of its neighbours when it comes to addressing crime? Two distinguished speakers will offer comparative perspectives on the relationships between crime, rule of law and governance, and poverty.
26
Apr
2017

Australian fiscal forecasts in a time of political spin and economic change

Professor Bob Gregory, Research School of Economics, ANU.

In this seminar Bob Gregory explores budget outcomes, primarily tax revenue, over the last decade and a half in an attempt to explain why the forecasting errors are so large.

26
Apr
2017

Coping with high risk and uncertainty in aid policy design and practice

Adam Fforde, Professorial Fellow, Victoria Institute of Strategic Economic Studies, Victoria University.

In this talk Professor Fforde will discuss how risk and uncertainty are best coped with in development practice.

26
Apr
2017

The Chinese Cultural Revolution in Inner Mongolia and Reconciliation Efforts

Professor Akira Ohno

During the Chinese Cultural Revolution, many Inner Mongolian intellectuals were condemned as “traitorous counter-revolutionaries” who conspired to “divide the great motherland of China”.

26
Apr
2017

FILM - Angels of War (1982, 54mins)

Devpolicy, the PNG Canberra Student’s Association and the Pacific Institute are proud to present

28
Apr
2017

The persistent effect of conflict on human capital accumulation: evidence from Ethiopia

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

This paper examines the persistent effect of the 1998 –2000 Ethiopia-Eritrea conflict on human capital accumulation.

28
Apr
2017

Gender analysis of Manchar Lake water degradation in Sindh Province, Pakistan

Dr Joyce Wu, Crawford School, ANU.

For centuries, the people around Manchar Lake, Pakistan, have relied on the freshwater lake as a source of livelihood.

28
Apr
2017

Sino Australian Relations in the Age of Trump

Gai Brodtmann MP, Professor Richard Rigby, Professor Hugh White and Dr Shiro Armstrong

China today looms larger than ever in myriad aspects of Australian life-economic, political, strategic and cultural.

28
Apr
2017

DOCUMENTARY - This Island is Ours: Defending Dokdo/Reclaiming Takeshima

Dr Alexander Bukh, Documentary Producer/Director and Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington

ANU Japan Institute and ANU Korea Institute presents a special documentary screening of:

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