Events August 2017

01
Aug
2017

Measuring economic progress: breastfeeding and lactation work, or the sex-and drug-trades as worldwide indicators of economic well-being

Julie Smith
This seminar addresses debates about future reform of the System of National Accounts (SNA), illustrating the implications of encompassing breastfeeding and human milk in the SNA and its economic statistics.
01
Aug
2017

On measuring social tension

Nanak Kakawani, UNSW.

Social tension has many dimensions shaped by economic, social, and political factors. This paper provides a common methodology to model different sources of social tensions.

01
Aug
2017

Book Launch: Bearing Witness - Essays in honour of Brij V. Lal

Michael Wesley

Join CAP Dean Michael Wesley and contributing

03
Aug
2017

The Politics of Resentment in the Contemporary United States

Professor Katherine J. Cramer, University of Wisconsin–Madison

What is the nature of current right-wing populism in the United States?

03
Aug
2017

(State) crime and political party regulation

Aleksandar Marsavelski
This seminar presents a critique of the notion some of the most serious crimes that mankind could imagine were acts largely committed, instigated or condoned by ruling political parties. It argues that instead of state crime, we need to speak about regime crime.
03
Aug
2017

Zhou Fohai and the creation of the 'Peace Government' 1939–1940

Brian Martin
The focus of this seminar is Zhou Fohai. It analyses Zhou’s advocacy of a ‘peace government’ and his understanding that such a government needed to be seen as the legitimate extension of the Guomindang Party–State. Because of his forthright stand on the need to maintain the continuity of the Guomindang Party–State, Wang Jingwei designated Zhou as his main negotiator with the Japanese. Zhou also worked to set up a security service to protect members of the ‘peace movement’ from Chongqing’s security organisations. By 1940, Zhou had achieved victory for his view of the need for a strong ‘peace government’, which then took on the characteristics of an alternative Chinese Central Government.
03
Aug
2017

[Launch] Dragon & Kangaroo: Australia and China’s Shared History from the Goldfields to the Present Day

Robert Macklin

Chinese 'presence' in Australia extends from well before the time of Captain Cook - trading with northern Australia long before Europeans came here - right through to the present day, with Chinese activities ranging from being the main customer for our

04
Aug
2017

The export performance and characteristics of manufacturing firms in Laos

Buavanh Vilavong, PhD scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Firm heterogeneity theory provides a framework within which to explain how firms become involved in international trade. Export entry incurs a fixed cost and only firms that are highly productive can self-select into foreign markets.

04
Aug
2017

Risky Business? Creative Approaches to Research Engagement and Impact

Universities and funding bodies are increasingly giving more weight to research engagement and impact but what is that and how does one build it into research design and approaches?

04
Aug
2017

Three Tigers, One Mountain: China, Japan and the US in East Asia

Richard McGregor
Richard McGregor will speak about his forthcoming book, Asia’s Reckoning, an account of the widening geopolitical cracks in a region that has flourished under an American security umbrella for more than half a century. The toxic rivalry between China and Japan, two Asian giants consumed with endless history wars and ruled by entrenched political dynasties, is threatening to upend the peace underwritten by Pax Americana since World War II. Combined with Donald Trump’s disdain for America’s old alliances and China's own regional ambitions, East Asia is entering a new era of instability and conflict. If the United States laid the postwar foundations for modern Asia, now the anchor of the global economy, Asia’s Reckoning reveals how that structure is falling apart.
07
Aug
2017

Australian aid evaluations: basic education and pandemics

Staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Cardno, and The Australian National University.

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.

07
Aug
2017

Financing global education: challenges and opportunities

Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer, Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

Investing in equitable, quality education systems has a powerful positive impact on economies and societies, and in turn drives progress across the range of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

08
Aug
2017

Effective marginal tax rate trends and post GST reforms in Australia

Ben Phillips, Centre for Social Research and Methods, ANU.

Since the introduction of the GST in 2000 Australia’s tax and transfer system has undergone incremental change across a wide range of social security payments and the personal income tax system.

08
Aug
2017

Facts alone are not enough

Heather Neil
The discussion in this Intersections seminar will explore the importance of facts, the hurdles we must overcome and the building blocks that can stimulate positive policy, behaviour and attitudinal change.
10
Aug
2017

Prospects for the Rules-Based Global Order

Dr Greg Raymond, ANU and Associate Professor Rob Mclaughlin, ANU

The two-decade period of United States post-Cold War predominance is now over, and an era of greater multipolarity has begun.

10
Aug
2017

How do the world’s Indigenous communities use law, culture and collective action to reduce alcohol-related harm?

Jan Muhunthan
Models of governance through which Indigenous communities design and implement public health law is explored, using recent work in Indigenous alcohol governance as a case study.
14
Aug
2017

Gail Kelly on life and leadership

Gail Kelly, Author of 'Live, Lead, Learn'; moderated by Professor Helen Sullivan, Director, Crawford School.

ANU/THE CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT

15
Aug
2017

Beyond demands for more transparency: the importance of scale in institutional information‎ practices

Mariana Valverde
A detailed study of how public-private infrastructure partnerships are governed and rendered visible, mainly in Canada, shows that the spatiotemporal scale of institutional information has important political as well as organizational effects.
15
Aug
2017

Bonus skills: examining the effect of an unconditional cash transfer on child human capital formation

Stephanie Schurer, Sydney University.

This paper evaluates the impact of the Australian Baby Bonus – a $3000 one-off cash transfer – on various aspects of child human capital development. Using high-quality

16
Aug
2017

Political settlements and their trajectories

Sue Ingram, Senior Policy Fellow, State, Society and Governance in Melanesia, ANU.

Over the last decade, international development policies, most notably in the UK, have advanced ‘political settlements’ as a framing concept to guide statebuilding practice in fragile and conflict-affected states.

16
Aug
2017

After governmentality: new questions and approaches - Valverde & O'Malley masterclass

Mariana Valverde, Pat O'Malley
The masterclass leaders will discuss how far and in what ways their own work has moved on from, or further developed legacy critical theories and frameworks, and what they may conclude about the current state of governmental analytics.
17
Aug
2017

Law, space, and time - workshop

Mariana Valverde, Margaret Davies, Fleur Johns, Desmond Manderson
Rethink the relationship between law, space, and time and analyse law as a phenomenon that interacts and intersects with a multiplicity of spatiotemporalities.
17
Aug
2017

International intervention and local politics

Various speakers

International peace and statebuilding interventions have become ubiquitous since the 1990s.

17
Aug
2017

Renaissance Cultures as Counter-Revolutionary Weapons: Ceremonial Music in Taiwan’s Chinese Cultural Renaissance Movement

Tsai Tsan-Huang
Using interviews, recordings and official documents, this paper will examine the formulation of ceremonial music for state and communal rituals — specifically the reconstructed Confucian ceremony and “wedding ceremony,” — to contextualize how the KMT adopted certain music and rites, and trace the impact on contemporary Taiwan.
18
Aug
2017

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific Research Showcase

Various

The College of Asia & the Pacific Research Showcase is an opportunity for you to learn more about the research that is being undertaken at the College across the areas of:

- Development

- Security 

- Governance 

22
Aug
2017

The Law of the Sea in the Asia Pacific Region

Professor Wolff Heintschel Von Heinegg

ANU College of Law Event. Presented by Centre of Military & Security Law and the United Services Institute of the ACT

Opportunities, threats and challenges

23
Aug
2017

The power to persuade symposium - Evidence-based policy in a post-truth environment

Professor Gillian Triggs, Australian Human Rights Commission; Tim Johnson, Department of Employment, Commonwealth Government; Professor Susan Ainsworth, University of Melbourne; Gerard Brody, ECO, Consumer Action Law Centre; plus many more.

The Power to Persuade symposium started with a simple idea: that the best way to start breaking down the barriers between the various groups involved in social policy was to put everyone in the same room.

23
Aug
2017

Australia’s foreign aid dilemma

Jack Corbett, Associate Professor, University of Southampton, UK.

The Australian aid program faces a fundamental dilemma: how, in the absence of deep popular support, should it generate the political legitimacy required to safeguard its budget and administering institutions?

24
Aug
2017

The Human and the Geological: On Anthropocene Time

Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty

This lecture discusses how distinctly geological and sociological ideas undergo mutual translation in current debates on climate change, climate justice, and the idea of the Anthropocene.

26
Aug
2017

Crawford at ANU Open Day

Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Looking to enhance your public policy career with a postgraduate qualification?

29
Aug
2017

The debate about the sources of growth in East Asia after a quarter of a century: much ado about nothing

Jesus Felipe, Asian Development Bank.

This paper reviews what the profession has learned during the last 25 years about East Asia’s growth using growth accounting exercises and estimations of production functions.

31
Aug
2017

TBC

Louisa Lim

TBC

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