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.
Join CAP Dean Michael Wesley and contributing
Tim Kam, Research School of Economics, ANU.
Light lunch available.
There has been a wide, ongoing coverage in Indonesian media recently on the hiking rice prices, raids on storages, as well as debates on the accuracy of data on rice.
What is the nature of current right-wing populism in the United States?
Public Lecture co-hosted by the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy and the Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, The Australian National University
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.
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?
After years of general progress in reducing Australia’s road death toll, road deaths increased in 2015 and 2016, returning to 1,300 per annum. These were also years of relatively cheap fuel.
This forum, which was jointly organised by the Development Policy Centre and the Office of Development Effectiveness (ODE), was the latest in a series on the evaluation of Australian aid.
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.
Featuring keynote speaker Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
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.
Taught by Alan Goode, Director of Yoga Mandir, this free workshop is the third of three workshops that will introduce you to key ideas about yoga and show you how to understand your experiences beyond your physical body.
Evidence-based policy-making requires not only evidence, but also for policymakers to update appropriately based on that evidence.
Globally one in four children or 159 million children are stunted.
Sergi Basco, Universidad Carlos III.
Light lunch available.
Membership in a business-group may affect a firm’s performance. Using the data of Indonesian manufacturing industry in 1996 and 2006, I find that being a member of a business group positively affected firms’ performance.
The two-decade period of United States post-Cold War predominance is now over, and an era of greater multipolarity has begun.
Yao Yang, Peking University.
Afternoon tea available.
Collaboration is now ‘the new normal’ in public policy and practice.
John Rust, Georgetown University.
Lingyi Guo, Wuhan University.
Light lunch available.
ANU/THE CANBERRA TIMES MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT
In 1997, fifty years after India and Pakistan were declared independent and sovereign nation-states, Sunil Khilnani wrote his book ‘The Idea of India’ in which he declared “Of the many possible ideas of India, The Idea of India makes the case for one i
Technological development and deployment is increasing in pace as the tools and techniques become more widely accessible.
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
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.
The effort to ensure the provision of healthcare to all Indonesians through the national health insurance scheme (BPJS Kesehatan) has become a contentious issue in Indonesia.
This presentation is my Mid Term Review (MTR) for my PhD project on language diversification and variation in Samoan.
For decades after World War II, Japan chose to focus on soft power and economic diplomacy alongside a close alliance with the United States, eschewing a potential leadership role in regional and global security.
Ngo Van Long, McGill University.
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:
In this Public Seminar Dr. Sakuntala Kadirgamar will take the audience inside the UN’s high-profile standby mediation team, which supports mediation processes around the globe. She will discuss:
The Indonesia Update 2016 book, Digital Indonesia: connectivity and convergence (editors: Ross Tapsell and Edwin Jurriens, published by ISEAS Yusof-Ishak Institute in 2017), will be launched by His Excellency Mr Y Kristiarto Legowo, Indonesian
Donald Trump’s election has drastically changed the international trade policy environment. Brexit adds to the uncertainty in international trade policy.
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.
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?
Since the toppling of President Suharto in 1998, and subsequent decentralisation, Indonesia has struggled to invest in sufficient infrastructure to support its growing economy.
Australia has committed to reduce greenhouse emissions across the economy by 26-28% by 2030 (from 2005 levels), as part of the Paris Climate Agreement.
International peace and statebuilding interventions have become ubiquitous since the 1990s.
The Marawi crisis looms to be the biggest - and most problematic, armed incident in the history of the Mindanao conflict.
Australia’s politicians are expected to treat issues of national security and foreign and defence policy in a ‘bipartisan’ fashion. Doing so is believed to create good policy, ensure national unity and protect the military.
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.
For decades Australia’s alliance with the United States has been the cornerstone of the nation’s defence and security.
This paper explores how the dissemination of information through the media shapes people’s perceptions of their consumption relative to others.
Australia’s electricity sector is on the cusp of major change which poses new questions for energy market design, regulation and policy. Ageing coal power plants will need to be replaced.
On Saturday, 26 August from 9am to 4pm The Australian National University will open its doors to everyone and anyone interested in studying at Australia’s top ranked university, based in the nation’s capital.
ANU Open Day is your opportunity to visit our campus, engage in thought provoking talks by academics and experience what ANU College of Asia & the Pacific has to offer you.
Household electricity demand can be strongly affected by behavioural factors, including the billing structure for electricity. The predominant billing practice, ex-post bills, make electricity consumption an intertemporal problem.
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.
Please join us and the family of Clark Davis Ivins as we award the 2017 Clark Davis Ivins Memoral Prize for First Year Security Students
Corruption is a pernicious societal disease that has devastating consequences that can cripple a nation. Although corruption has become a global challenge, its scale and prevalence in any country depend on how it is being addressed.
A special War Studies Seminar remembering the 75th Anniversary of the battle for Milne Bay. This special seminar coincides with the death of Private Clark Davis Ivins, who died of wounds received at the Battle of Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea in 1942.