Events May 2017

01
May
2017

Cryptocurrencies from an Austrian perspective

Professor Alistair Milne, Loughborough University, UK

This presentation outlines the technology of cryptocurrencies, avoiding misleading analogy with notes and coin.

01
May
2017

The German Army and the development of its operational thinking in the era of the world wars

Dr. Gerhard P. Groß, Bundeswehr Center of Military History and Social Sciences

The development of the German Army’s operational thinking in the world war era and beyond is one of that institution’s most significant historical questions.

02
May
2017

The regulation of alcohol: no ordinary commodity

Michael Thorn
This seminar will canvas alcohol’s impact on society and the various evidenced-based regulatory measures that are employed to control its harmful impact.
02
May
2017

Government procurement polices across the Tasman: what role played by (Preferential) Trade Agreements?

Malcolm Bosworth, Visitor, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

The efficiency of government procurement can have significant impacts on a country’s overall resource-use efficiency, and on government budgets.

02
May
2017

Increasing challenges - the Polish perspective on regional security and migration

Dr Witold Waszczykowski, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland

In Poland’s view , Russia’s aggression in Eastern Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea are a severe violation of the basic foundations of the world order established at the end of the Cold War, posing a direct threat to security, democratic institution

03
May
2017

Java’s culture of local pilgrimage

George Quinn, ANU.

Since the 1990s there has been a dramatic rise in the number of Muslims making pilgrimage visits to the tombs of saints in Java. Saint veneration and local pilgrimage preserve many “non-standard” devotional practices that were once called abangan.

04
May
2017

A Splendid Party: Zhou Lianggong (1612–1672) and His Friends in Literary Nanjing, 1669

Zhu Yayun
Qing official and art patron Zhou Lianggong 周亮工 (1612–1672) held a party for twenty Nanjing-affiliated painters and poets on a fine winter’s day in 1669. This party allows us to observe cultural life twenty-five years after the Ming-Qing dynastic transition. Despite Nanjing’s political significance as a former Ming capital, it was literary sociability, not political contestation, that dominated the social life of Nanjing’s artists and literati members in the late seventeenth century.
04
May
2017

New Worlds from Below Book Launch

Dr peter Van Ness

Amidst a landscape of political disenchantment, ordinary people in East Asia are finding new ways to take control of their own lives, respond to threats to their physical and cultural survival, and build better futures.

05
May
2017

Effects of majority coalitions on district fiscal outcomes and service access in Indonesia

Adrianus Hendrawan, PhD Scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy

This paper empirically examines the effect of majority coalitions in district governments on fiscal outcomes and service access in Indonesia.

05
May
2017

Leadership and Japanese Grand Strategy: Is there an "Abe Doctrine"?

Dr David Envall, ANU

Since becoming Japanese prime minister for a second time in 2012, Shinzō Abe has sought to remake Japan’s national security posture so that the country can play a more active role in international affairs.

09
May
2017

Alcohol taxation: impacts of policy inconsistencies

Glenys Byrne
Using alcohol taxation as a case study, this presentation will provide an insider perspective on the budget decisions Australians didn’t get, and might hope for, to achieve vastly better results for families.
09
May
2017

Can Might Make Right? Grotian Rules of Regulation in International Relations

Simon Cotton, Princeton University

In this seminar, I investigate one of the most puzzling claims of international-relations realism: namely that, given anarchy, ‘might makes right’.

09
May
2017

Durability and diffusion of women’s empowerment: a panel data analysis from India

Professor Sonia Akter, Assistant Dean (Research), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.

Women’s empowerment is argued to be an intrinsic human development goal that is valued as an end in itself.

09
May
2017

Do working women have higher intra-household decision making power? Evidence using direct information on intra-household decision making

Xue (Sarah) Dong, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy

This paper investigates the relationship between women’s working status and their intrahousehold decision making power.

10
May
2017

2017 aid budget breakfast

Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School, ANU; Jacqui De Lacy, Vice President, Global Strategy, Abt Associates; and Anthony Swan, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre, Crawford School, ANU.

This year is the first after three years of cuts in which the aid budget is slated to increase – by $84 million. While only enough to keep the aid budget growing with inflation, how will this new money be spent?

10
May
2017

Acehnese hospitality towards Rohingya refugees

Antje Missbach (Monash University)

Acehnese hospitality towards Rohingya refugees: welcoming victims, strangers, brothers, or aid recipients?

11
May
2017

Asymmetric reactions of the US natural gas market to its fundamental shocks

Bao Nguyen, Crawford School of Public Policy

In this seminar Bao Nguyen will provide new empirical evidence on the asymmetric reactions of the US natural gas market to its market fundamental shocks and the responses of the US economy to the associated shocks in different phases of the business cy

11
May
2017

Debate: Trump has nothing to offer Asia except threats

Professor Bates Gill, Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki, Professor Rory Medcalf, Dr Brendan Taylor and CAP student, Sophie Hewitt.
15
May
2017

ANU postgraduate information evening - Crawford School of Public Policy

Crawford School of Public Policy.

Be recognised with a postgraduate qualification from ANU Crawford School of Public Policy

ANU postgraduate information evening

16
May
2017

Boosting tax compliance in Indonesia using insights from behavioural economics

Chris Hoy, University of Sydney.

Indonesia only collects around 12 per cent of GDP in tax revenue and around 40 million people are estimated to be failing to meet their tax obligations.

16
May
2017

Mobilising civil society: can the fossil fuel divestment movement achieve transformational social change?

Neil Gunningham
The divestment movement has harnessed grassroots activists, engaged in innovative and disruptive forms of activism and invoked symbolic politics to persuade the public of the importance and legitimacy of its claims. What else would the movement and its allies need to do to nurture a new norm and prompt a rapid transition to a low-carbon economy?
16
May
2017

The WomanStats Project and Database

Professor Valerie Hudson, Bush School of Government and Public Service

The WomanStats Project began in 2001, with the goal of investigating the relationship between the security of women and the security of nation-states.

16
May
2017

Why forests? Why now? The science, economics, and politics of tropical forests and climate change

Jonah Busch, Center for Global Development.

Why forests? Why now? The science, economics, and politics of tropical forests and climate change

17
May
2017

Putting food on the plate for 9.7 billion: challenges and solutions

Professor John Evans, ANU; Associate Professor Andrew Borrell, The University of Queensland; moderated by ABC journalist Lish Fejer.

Food is one of those things that we can’t simply avoid thinking about every day of our lives, but what about the future?

17
May
2017

Still Life 三峡好人

A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes.
18
May
2017

Working across boundaries: a masterclass

Dr Paul Williams, Cardiff Metropolitan University; Professor Helen Sullivan, Director, Crawford School, ANU; Associate Professor Helen Dickinson, University of New South Wales.

It is well established that high quality public service organisations share a common characteristic: the ability to operate collaboratively both internally across boundaries and externally with a range of partner organisations.

18
May
2017

The pursuit of reparations: promises and practices in international criminal justice

Christoph Sperfeldt
Contested legalisation has resulted in contradictions and competing visions for reparations, which have become embedded in the legal frameworks and institutional architecture of international(-ised) criminal courts. This seminar examines these tensions and concludes with some observations about the unsettled nature of reparations in international criminal justice.
23
May
2017

Economic Ideas in Political Time: The Crisis of Neoliberalism and Rise of a New Nationalism?

Dr Wes Widmaier, Griffith University

Over the past century, economic policy orders – rooted in ideas that shape interests – have spanned the Progressive, Keynesian, and Neoliberal eras, marked by periods of prolonged growth and stability.

25
May
2017

India – A resurgent maritime nation, harnessing the blue economy

Admiral R K Dhowan, Chairman, National Maritime Foundation, India.

The Indian Ocean has recently emerged as the world’s focus in the maritime domain and is a global economic highway. India sits astride busy sea lines of communications which transit across the Indian Ocean.

26
May
2017

Fuel switching and infant health: evidence from the LPG subsidy in Indonesia

Imelda, University of Hawaii.

Imelda uses the largest fuel-switching program in Indonesia to identify a causal impact of cooking fuel choice on infant mortality.

30
May
2017

Climate adaptation: to transform or not transform. A salutary case study

Mark Howden
This presentation covers an in-depth, longitudinal study of an agricultural company’s attempt to implement transformational adaptation in response to climate change.
31
May
2017

Eunuchs from the Ming Dynasty to Qing's Ethno-Dynastic Order, 1500–1800

Jennifer W. Jay
This paper will examine the presence and representation of eunuchs from 1500 to 1800. It will argue that the process of sinicization does not adequately explain the practice of employing eunuchs in the Qing court. The diminished roles and functions of Qing eunuchs are better explained by the Manchu Altaic system, which shared residual tribal traditions with other conquest dynasties—the Khitan Liao, the Jurchan Jin, and the Mongol Yuan. In particular, the paper will re-examine the place of eunuchs in the Qing ethno-dynastic order on the basis of their representation in two paintings in the University of Alberta’s Mactaggart Art Collection—Kangxi’s Southern Inspection Tour Scroll 7 and Qianlong’s Southern Inspection Tour Scroll 2.
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