Events August 2017

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

Optimal progressive income taxation in a Bewley-Grossman framework

Chung Tran, Research School of Economics, ANU.

About the speaker

Chung Tran, Research School of Economics, ANU

Light lunch available.

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?

23
Aug
2017

Fixing Indonesia’s infrastructure crisis

Nicholas Morris, University of New South Wales, and Tusk Advisory Indonesia.

Since the toppling of President Suharto in 1998, and subsequent decentralisation, Indonesia has struggled to invest in sufficient infrastructure to support its growing economy.

23
Aug
2017

Tracking Australia's greenhouse gas emissions: the science, challenges and opportunities

Rob Sturgiss, Assistant Secretary, Department of Environment and Energy; Professor Andrew Macintosh, ANU College of Law; and Professor Mark Howden, Director, ANU Climate Change Institute.

Australia has committed to reduce greenhouse emissions across the economy by 26-28 per cent by 2030 (from 2005 levels), as part of the Paris Climate Agreement.

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