Events June 2017

30
May
2017

Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training

This training session is for University staff.
 
01
Jun
2017

Auctions vs. negotiations: optimal selling mechanism with endogenous bidder values

Mengxi Zhang, University of Technology Sydney.

About the speaker

Mengxi Zhang, University of Technology.

Afternoon tea available.

02
Jun
2017

Participation in global production networks: evidence from landlocked developing countries

Buavanh Vilavong, PhD scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

This study analyses the factors affecting the participation of landlocked developing countries in global production networks.

05
Jun
2017

Festschrift Book Launch: Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb AM

Please join us as for the Festschrift Book Launch, Geography, Power, Strategy and Defence Policy, Essays in the Honour of Paul Dibb.

Launched by the Hon Kim Beazley AC 

05
Jun
2017

Canberra Launch of China Story Yearbook 2016: Control

Canberra Launch of the Australian Centre on China in the World's annual publication China Story Yearbook 2016: Control. The book will be launched by Dr Andrew Leigh MP.
06
Jun
2017

Restorative policing: ACT Chief Police Officer and expert criminologists in conversation

Lawrence Sherman, Heather Strang and Justine Saunders
Panel discussion between the ACT Chief Police Officer, Justine Saunders, and Professors Larry Sherman and Heather Strang from Cambridge University on the topic of restorative policing.
06
Jun
2017

The law and economics foundation of anti-corruption policies: the Thai experience

Medhi Krongkaew, Visiting Fellow, ANU.

The law part of corruption is that it prohibits a certain behaviour of a public official in abusing his or her own office for personal gain, whereas the economics part evaluates the trade-off and efficiency of the economic causes and consequences of le

07
Jun
2017

Nominal GDP targeting with heterogeneous labour supply

Aarti Singh, The University of Sydney.

About the speaker

Aarti Singh, The University of Sydney.

Light lunch available.

07
Jun
2017

Drought and famine relief in Papua New Guinea, 2015-2016

Dr Mike Bourke, Honorary Associate Professor, ANU; Brendan Jinks, PhD candidate, ANU; James Komengi and Matt Kanua, independent consultants, PNG; and Sally Lloyd, church worker, PNG.

PNG was severely impacted by the 2015-16 El Niño drought and, at some very high altitude locations, a series of destructive frosts.

08
Jun
2017

Integrated Asia: Australia’s Dangerous New Strategic Geography

Professor Nick Bisley

Globalization and major power rivalry are creating a China-centric integrated Asian strategic system, drawing together the once-discrete theatres of Northeast, Southeast, South and Central Asia.

08
Jun
2017

Volatile capital flows and financial integration: the role of idiosyncratic risk

Tomoo Kikuchi, National University of Singapore.

About the speaker

Tomoo Kikkuchi, National University of Singapore.

Afternoon tea available.

08
Jun
2017

The House of Fallen Cards: Gambling, Enchantment, and Gender in Qing Fiction

Paola Zamperini
The dangerous pursuit of thrills through games of cards, dice, and betting constitutes a fruitful ground on which to unravel notions of play, fate, and identity in late imperial Chinese fiction. This paper focuses on gambling in the eighteenth-century “The Dream of the Red Chambers” (Honglou meng 紅樓夢). It shows how games of chance open disruptive sites outside regular time and established conventions, and maps how gambling offers conduits to the dissolution of self, boundaries, and resources. It further charts the capacity of men and women to use games to reconfigure socio-economic domains and gender boundaries.
13
Jun
2017

OECD’s economic outlook

Catherine Mann, Chief Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

The OECD prepares outlooks four times a year for the global economy, individual members, and key partners. This presentation will be about the OECD Economic Outlook, to be launched at the OECD Ministerial Council meeting on 6 June.

13
Jun
2017

From CDEP to CDP: Regulating Indigenous joblessness while destroying livelihood in remote Australia

Jon Altman
What might be done about the creative destruction wrought by the punitive neoliberalism that has become the dominant feature of Indigenous policy-making?
13
Jun
2017

Self-Reflective Yoga: An Introduction

Alan Goode

As International Day of Yoga approaches, yoga seems to be everywhere. But what is it really? Delve deeper into different dimensions of the practice in this combination of postures and perspectives.

13
Jun
2017

The cost of floods in developing country megacities: a hedonic price analysis of the Jakarta housing market

Budy Resosudarmo, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Although many megacities in developing countries experience annual flooding that affects a large proportion of their residents, empirical studies evaluating the cost of floods in such cities have been lacking.

13
Jun
2017

The future of Australia’s American alliance: James R Clapper in conversation with Kim Beazley

Hon James R Clapper AO, former US Director of National Intelligence; and Hon Kim Beazley AC, former Ambassador to the United States.

In an era of global uncertainty, debate has deepened in Australia about the alliance with the United States.

14
Jun
2017

An open economy DSGE model with housing

Christopher Gibbs, University of New South Wales.

About the speaker

Christopher Gibbs, University of New South Wales.

Light lunch available.

14
Jun
2017

Islam in Australian-Indonesian relations: fear, stereotypes and opportunities

Dr Greg Fealy, ANU.

Australian-Indonesian relations have often been said to be determined more by differences than commonalities. Perhaps the single greatest difference between the nations is that of religion.

15
Jun
2017

Optimal growth with resource exhaustibility and pollution externality

Wei Jin, Research Fellow, University of New South Wales.

This seminar investigates a problem of optimal growth with resource exhaustibility and pollution externality, based on a unified framework that explicitly considers augmentable man-made capital, exhaustible resource reserves, and accumulative environme

15
Jun
2017

Telegraphs, sovereignty, and Chinese nation-building from the late Qing to the end of World War II

Wei Shuge
China’s efforts to reclaim sovereignty over the development and use of cable telegraphs was not merely a technical issue; it involved a multi-layered process of international negotiation, replete with political and cultural tensions. This seminar examines China’s interactions and rivalries with three foreign cable companies from the late Qing period to the end of World War II. It argues that existing political tensions played a crucial role in shaping how China's cable policies were devised. In this context, ideologies of imperialism and nationalism provided the rhetorical basis for diverse interest groups to advance their respective agendas.
16
Jun
2017

A ‘One Health’ Approach: health and wellbeing in Mongolian Medicine

Prof Ao Wuliji, Medical School, Inner Mongolia Nationality University, Dr Saijirahu Buyanchugla, School of Sociology and Anthropology Sun Yat-sen University, Dr Bao Songqing, Baoshi Bonesetting Clinic , Dr Natasha Fijn, ANU, Prof. Li Narangoa, ANU

16
Jun
2017

ANU Mabo Commemoration Oration

Senator Patrick Dodson.

Senator Patrick Dodson will deliver this year’s 2017 ANU Mabo Commemoration Oration at University House. The Mabo Commemoration Oration is being held to recognise the 25th anniversary of the Mabo ruling.

18
Jun
2017

The leadership we need - sustainable development challenges

Ms Helen Clark ONZ, 37th Prime Minister of New Zealand; Professor Brian Schmidt, Vice-Chancellor, ANU; Ms Geraldine Doogue AO, Host, Radio National, ABC; and Professor Helen Sullivan, Director, Crawford School of Public Policy.

JG Crawford Oration 2017

19
Jun
2017

Addressing crony capitalism in India: the Modi Government’s efforts

Dr Sambit Patra, National spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party, the ruling party of India.

Recent economic growth in India is alleged to have been characterised by ‘crony capitalism’, defined as an economic system in which family members and friends of government officials, politicians, and business leaders are given unfair advantages in the

20
Jun
2017
20
Jun
2017

Bridging Divides in Transitional Justice: The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Cheryl White, Sarah Williams and Wendy Lambourne
A discussion on Cheryl White’s book, which elucidates the limits of expressivism and explores the communicative dynamics of trial procedure which have precipitated unprecedented local debate and reflection on the Khmer Rouge era.
20
Jun
2017

The Philippine economy: no longer the East Asian exception?

Emeritus Professor Hal Hill, H W Arndt Professor Emeritus of Southeast Asian Economies, ANU

This seminar is a joint seminar with the Arndt-Corden Department of Economics and the Philippines Project.

20
Jun
2017

Graduate studies information evening - National Security College

Professor Rory Medcalf, and Associate Professor Matthew Sussex, National Security College, ANU.

There has never been a better time to study national security.

21
Jun
2017

Full information estimation of household income risk and consumption insurance

James Morley, University of New South Wales

About the speaker

James Morley, University of New South Wales.

Light lunch available.

21
Jun
2017

21st Century Regulation and Governance Challenges

Various
Symposium, book launch and reception
21
Jun
2017

The Texan economic miracle and how it's driving US growth

Alastair Walton, Australian Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner in Houston.

Texas is now the world’s 10th largest economy, exceeding that of Australia and the Russian Federation.

21
Jun
2017

The Iraq war and the end of Pax Americana

Emma Sky, Director, World Fellows, Yale Jackson Institute

What were the reasons for the 2003 invasion of Iraq; why Iraq disintegrated into civil war; the successes and failure of US policies; and how has the war brought to an end Pax Americana.

22
Jun
2017

The impact of social justice on economic performance

Anil Savio Kavuri, PhD student, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis, Crawford School, ANU.

A large body of literature shows that institutions positively impacts economic performance. This study proposes that social justice which is an essential virtue of institutions also positively influences economic performance.

22
Jun
2017

Artificial islands and territory in international law

Imogen Saunders
The notion of territory at international law; can a State create new territory by building an island?
22
Jun
2017

My Father, My Country: a film evening with Dame Meg Taylor

Professor Helen Sullivan, Director, Crawford School, ANU; Dame Meg Taylor, Secretary General to the Pacific Islands Forum.

In 1938 three Australian patrol officers – Jim Taylor, John Black and Pat Walsh – set off on an epic journey into the highlands of Papua New Guinea.

23
Jun
2017

2017 Mongolia Update: Sustainable Futures

Various

Welcome to the 2017 Mongolia Update, themed “Sustainable Futures.” The conference will be hosted by the 

23
Jun
2017

Launch of Joro's Youth

Dr Benjamin Penny, Professor Daniel Kane, and Professor Li Narangoa
The Australian Centre on China in the World and the Mongolia Institute invite you to celebrate the launch of 'Joro's Youth — The First Part of the Mongolian Epic of Geser Khan'.
27
Jun
2017

Improving health and justice through partnership

Tessa Boyd-Caine
This seminar will explore the growing interest in health justice partnerships and some of the ethical and practical challenges to their effectiveness.
27
Jun
2017
27
Jun
2017

Governing the poor in New Zealand

Associate Professor Lisa Marriott, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

This seminar will discuss recent developments in welfare and tax systems that have resulted in increased discriminatory treatment of those who are least privileged in New Zealand.

27
Jun
2017

Giving peace a chance? 2017 Global Peace Index

Daniel Hyslop, Institute for Economics and Peace; Jacinta Carroll, Australian Strategic Policy Institute; and Victoria Coakley from DFAT; moderated by Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of the National Security College, ANU.

The Institute for Economics and Peace will be discussing the newly-released 11th edition of its annual Global Peace Index (GPI) at the ANU Crawford school on 27 June

28
Jun
2017

Crawford School at the International Conference on Public Policy, Singapore

Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

The Third International Conference on Public Policy will take place from 28-30 June at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore.

28
Jun
2017

Estimating and accounting for the output gap with large Bayesian vector autoregressions

Benjamin Wong, Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

About the speaker

Benjamin Wong, Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

Light lunch available.

28
Jun
2017

Managing the risks to Asian and global growth

Barry Sterland, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution.

The Asian region is contributing the bulk of world economic growth, has proved resilient in the face of economic volatility, but is facing rapidly changing economic risks.

28
Jun
2017

Social security and tax fraud, debt and enforcement: the view from New Zealand

Associate Professor Lisa Marriott, Victoria University of Wellington NZ.

The Social Policy Institute and Tax and Transfer Policy Institute at the Crawford School of the ANU are co-hosting a series of workshops exploring major social policy concerns.

28
Jun
2017

The global growth slump: causes and consequences

Dr John C Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

In this public lecture John C Williams will provide an overview of his recent paper, The Global Growth Slump: Causes and Consequences.

29
Jun
2017

Cloth, Commerce and Colonialism: Framing the Cultural and Commercial Interactions in the Indian Ocean World

Prof Vijaya Ramaswamy, Centre for Historical Studies in the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

29
Jun
2017

An open economy model of trend inflation

Benjamin Wong, Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

In this seminar, Benjamin Wong develops a model to empirically study the influence of foreign shocks in driving trend inflation and the inflation gap.

30
Jun
2017

Oligopolistic banks in a small open economy

Sadia Afrin, PhD scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

The paper designs a small open-economy model with an oligopolistic banking sector. The interest mark-up for loans depends on the number of banks in operation. Entry of banks to the market is determined endogenously.

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