Events April 2017

03
Apr
2017

Democracy After Death: Film Screening and Discussion

Lina Koleilat, ANU, Marcus Mietzer, ANU and Rungrawee Chalermsripinyorat, ANU

Democracy After Death: The Tragedy of Uncle Nuamthong Praiwan (directed by Neti Wichiansaen, 2016) begins with the story of Uncle Nuamthong Praiwan, an elderly taxi driver who hung himself in protest after the 19 September 2006 coup.

04
Apr
2017

Women and national security

Senator The Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Defence; Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs; plus many more.

Research has shown the security and equality of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and that increasing gender diversity in decision-making leads to better results.

04
Apr
2017

The welfare effects of a (partial) tariff reduction under domestic distortion

Akihito Asano, Sophia University.

About the speaker

Akihito Asano, Sophia University.

Light lunch available.

04
Apr
2017

Understanding how change happens

Dr Duncan Green, Senior Strategic Adviser, Oxfam Great Britain.

Human society is full of would-be ‘change agents’. A restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organisations, are set on transforming the world.

04
Apr
2017

India’s search for prosperity

Professor Vijay Joshi, Emeritus Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford.

For India to realise its huge potential, the relation between the state, the market, and the private sector must be comprehensively realigned. Deeper liberalisation of goods and factor markets is very necessary but far from sufficient.

04
Apr
2017

Overturning aqua nullius and reaffirming the Indigenous rule of law(s)

Dr Virginia Marshall
The omission of Indigenous peoples' water rights and interests, and the case for Australia’s formal recognition of the Indigenous rule of law(s) is examined.
04
Apr
2017

Harry Rigby Lecture Series: Russia and the crisis in Western policy-making

Dr Bobo Lo, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House, UK

05
Apr
2017

ANU Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Showcase

Various
We're excited to host the ANU Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (HASS) Showcase on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 April 2017 from 10am to 3pm, along with College of Arts & Social Sciences, the College of Law and the College of Business & Economics.
05
Apr
2017

Virginia Marshal masterclass: overturning aqua nullius - securing aboriginal water rights

Dr Virginia Marshall
The issues and challenges that face Indigenous peoples of Australia, governments and stakeholders in future water security will be explored in this masterclass.
07
Apr
2017

Childbearing and women’s empowerment in Indonesia

Giang Nguyen, PhD scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

This paper examines the effect of childbearing on women’s empowerment in Indonesia, a country where the roles of men and women in family and in society are often sharply differentiated.

07
Apr
2017

Asian Development Outlook 2017

Donghyun Park, and Roland Rajah, Asian Development Bank (ADB).

ADB’s flagship economic publication Asian Development Outlook 2017 (ADO) provides a comprehensive analysis of macroeconomic issues in developing Asia and the Pacific, including growth projections by country and region.

10
Apr
2017

Australian aid evaluations: new policy, Indonesia's roads, and PNG health

Staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australian Doctors International, and ANU.

This forum, which is jointly organised by the Development Policy Centre and the Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE), is the latest in a series on the evaluation of Australian aid.

11
Apr
2017

The Impacts of Rural-Urban Migration on Rural Development: Evidence from China

Xinjie Shi
Mass migration has impacts on rural development in a number of ways, including the loss of labour, changes in household age and gender structure and off-farm income. Xinjie’s PhD research contributes to the existing realm of migration literature underpinned by the New Economics of Labour Migration (NELM), by providing new empirical evidence on the effects of lost-labour and non-agricultural earnings on agricultural output, productivity and rural incomes. This seminar will present the first of three papers that will make up Xinjie’s PhD, focusing on agricultural productivity.
11
Apr
2017

Critical analysis of current regulatory frameworks to encourage investment in solar PV in Indonesia

Dr James Prest
This presentation critically reviews the design, implementation and effectiveness of Indonesia’s 2016 and 2017 Feed in Tariff incentive laws for grid-connected utility-scale solar PV.
11
Apr
2017

US Foreign Policy under President Trump

Professor Valerie Hudson, Tom Switzer and Professor William (Bill) Tow

Prior to his election in November 2016, President Donald J. Trump's foreign policy outlook was the antithesis of the "Washington playbook": the bipartisan consensus to support allies, free trade, and liberal democratic values across the globe.

11
Apr
2017

Papua New Guinea after the resource boom

Marcel Schroder, PNG, ANU.

This talk provides a survey of recent economic developments in Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) since the end of the resource boom in 2014. The specific focus of the discussion will be on the country’s exchange rate policy.

11
Apr
2017

China’s Power and the Future of Australia

Professor Hugh White
Australia has never encountered an Asian country as powerful as China is today, and we have no idea how to deal with it. We still assume that America will be there to manage China’s rise and save us from choices we’d prefer not to face. But that assumption is no longer credible, so Australia must prepare to deal with a powerful China without US support. And to do that we must first think more carefully about the nature of Chinese power and what it means for Australia.
12
Apr
2017

Intro to Adobe Illustrator & MapsOnline

CartoGIS is again running its training session "Intro to Adobe Illustrator & MapsOnline” in 2017. The three hour training session is available on Wednesday 12 April and Thursday 13 April. Learn how to access, download and customise the bespoke maps available on CartoGIS's Asia-Pacific MapsOnline website.
12
Apr
2017

Democracy in Africa: past, present and future

Andebrhan Welde Giorgis, President, Eri-Platform, and Senior Expert, Global Governance Institute.

Africa has a rich history; old and diverse cultures; and abundant and varied natural resources. Yet, a large majority of Africans remain poor, disenfranchised and oppressed.

12
Apr
2017

Intolerance, elections and primordialism in Indonesia: beyond the Ahok case

Sandra Hamid, The Asia Foundation Indonesia, and Visiting Scholar, University of Melbourne.

Indonesia was built on the premise of pluralism, as enshrined in the state ideology, Pancasila.

12
Apr
2017

The Cremator 焚屍人

Convinced that he should not die single, a lonely cremator resorts to marrying a dead woman when he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
13
Apr
2017

Protecting economic and social rights in post-conflict Timor-Leste: a regulatory theory approach

Adérito Soares
The protection of some aspects of economic and social rights and the link between human rights and corruption in Timor-Leste is examined.
18
Apr
2017

Seeming genericity of fully revealing equilibrium pricing

Bogdan Klishchuk, ANU.

About the speaker

Bogdan Klishchuk, Research School of Economics, ANU.

Light lunch available.

18
Apr
2017

Technology, politics and future challenges for the regulation of outer space

Professor Steven Freeland
This seminar will address some of the major challenges facing regulators and those seeking to develop appropriate legal rules to manage current and future activities in the exploration and use of outer space.
18
Apr
2017

The First Political Order: Some Preliminary Results from a Minerva Initiative-Funded Research Project

Professor Valerie Hudson, Bush School of Government and Public Service

In 2014, we were awarded a Minerva Initiative grant from the US Department of Defense to investigate empirically the relationship between the security of women and the security of states.

18
Apr
2017

Intergenerational effect of education reform program and maternal education on children’s educational and labour outcomes in Nepal

Rashesh Shrestha, ANU.

We examine a potential intergenerational determinant of child labour by investigating the effect of maternal education on child’s educational and labour outcomes.

19
Apr
2017

The welfare effects of trade with labour market risk

Lawrence Uren, University of Melbourne.

About the speaker

Lawrence Uren, University of Melbourne.

Light lunch available.

19
Apr
2017

The cost of raising an additional dollar of revenue

Sebastian Wende, PhD candidate, Research School of Economics, ANU.

We quantify and compare the welfare loss from increasing government revenue using different tax instruments by applying the marginal excess burden approach. We use a dynamic general equilibrium, overlapping generations model calibrated

19
Apr
2017

Complexity in governments and markets

Professor Vito Tanzi, former head of the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund.

The Tax and Transfer Policy Institute and the Development Policy Centre are pleased to host this event.

19
Apr
2017

The Peter Karmel Forum on Public Policy - Can good policy rescue politics?

Professor Glenn Withers AO, Crawford School; Professor Meredith Edwards AM, University of Canberra; Dr John Hewson AM, Crawford School; and Ms Katharine Murphy, Guardian Australia's political editor.

Australia has a strong history of good policies built on well-researched evidence, but in this ‘post truth’ world, it is clear that evidence-based policy making has fallen on hard times.

19
Apr
2017

Precision prevention: designing effective strategies for healthy communities

Dr Ross Hammond, Brookings Institution.

In this lecture, Hammond will explore new emerging ideas at the intersection of population health and systems modeling, focused on developing and deploying community-level strategies to effectively tackle major health challenges like obesity, diabetes,

20
Apr
2017

Taiwanese macroeconomic fluctuations: what are the determinants and what role does China play?

Kai-Yun Tsai, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar Kai-Yun Tsai will provide an overview of her recent paper, Taiwanese macroeconomic fluctuations: what are the determinants and what role does China play?

20
Apr
2017

Do economic crises transform social regulation? Examining regulatory outputs in social policy-making in Europe

Professor Jacint Jordana
This presentation discusses to what extent economic crisis had an impact on social policies in Europe during recent decades.
20
Apr
2017

Remaking the memory of Zhang Xueliang—the Young Marshall—and Republican China across the Taiwan Straits

Mark Harrison
This paper explores the terrains of memory that Zhang Xueliang inhabits on both sides of the Straits. It argues that his legacy suited the ideological interests of the PRC Party-state in obvious ways during the course of the KMT government under Ma Ying-jeou in Taiwan from 2008 to 2016. The paper further suggests that these divergent emphases in attempts at memorialisation point to a substantive schism in the significance accorded to Zhang. Those differences are so great that state-sponsored efforts to construct a common terrain of historical memory across the Taiwan Straits may have widened its fractures.
20
Apr
2017

How can we reduce inequality?

Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Shadow Assistant Treasurer and Federal Member for Fenner in the ACT.

Inequality in Australia is now as high as it has been in a lifetime. In this talk - the Hon Andrew Leigh MP’s third and final ‘Just Ideas’ speech - Dr Leigh will address the question of how to narrow the gap between rich and poor.

21
Apr
2017

Is electricity a key contributor to economic growth?

Rohan Best, PhD scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School.

Previous studies have found mixed results on the impact of electricity availability on economic growth.

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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