Events September 2017

04
Sep
2017

Indian economy and business update: major policy initiatives and their impacts

H.E. Dr A M Gondane, High Commissioner of India; Adam Hawkins, Treasury, Australia; Professor Prema-chandra Athukorala, ANU; plus many more.

Since May 2014, there have been deep-rooted structural as well as governance reforms in India.

05
Sep
2017

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator CC and MapsOnline (Session 1 of 2)

Learn how to access, download and customise the bespoke maps available on CartoGIS's Asia-Pacific MapsOnline website. 

05
Sep
2017

Sexual assault and harassment on university campuses: Changing the course

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs
In 2016 the university sector through Universities Australia, asked the Australian Human Rights Commission to conduct a survey to establish prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment on campuses. Gillian Triggs, who was until recently the President of the Commission, will be talking about the resulting ‘Change the Course’ report which was published on 1 August 2017.
05
Sep
2017

50 years of the ADB in Asia: some lessons for policy

Peter McCawley, Visiting Fellow, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School.

Australian policymakers face numerous challenges in strengthening relationships with Asia. Security issues are attracting increasing attention.Regional rivalries are becoming more apparent.

05
Sep
2017

The role of U.S. bases in the world

Associate Professor David Vine

David Vine will discuss Australia's critical role in the global network of U.S. military bases, which now total an estimated 800 outside the United States. He will also discuss the role of U.S.

06
Sep
2017

Japan Update 2017: Seeking new directions

Mr Toshitaka Sekine, Director-General of the Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan; Professor Fumiaki Kubo, University of Tokyo; Professor Reiko Aoki, Commissioner, Japan Fair Trade Commission; and many more

06
Sep
2017

Uncertainty-driven time-varying comovements

Giovanni Caggiano , Monash University.

About the speaker

Giovanni Caggiano, Monash University.

Light lunch available.

06
Sep
2017

Homostratus (Căn phòng của mẹ)

Homostratus is both an experimental foray into film and a reflection on contemporary Vietnam. Its meandering psychedelic style garnered "Best Unique Vison" at New York’s "Queens World Film Festival" in 2014. Siu Pham has created a film which defies description yet has critics eager for more.
07
Sep
2017

Introduction to Adobe Illustrator CC and MapsOnline (Session 2 of 2)

Learn how to access, download and customise the bespoke maps available on CartoGIS's Asia-Pacific MapsOnline website. 

08
Sep
2017

Public policy evaluation: beyond the average

Associate Professor Mathias Sinning, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, Crawford School, ANU.

Most evaluations focus exclusively on the average effect of a policy. Policies may be considered ineffective because they do not benefit the average person, even when they are beneficial for some.

11
Sep
2017

Time, Technologies and the Anthropocene: Asian and Pacific Perspective

Multiple Speakers

This workshop presents a unique opportunity for participants to engage with three world leading academics as well as scholars from the School of Culture, History and Language and across the ANU on the concept of time in Asia and the Pacific.

11
Sep
2017

Gender responsive budgeting and breastfeeding policies: insights from the Asia-Pacific region

Rhonda Sharp, University of South Australia; Julie Smith, ANU; and Shoba Suri, International Baby Food Action Network India; plus many more.

Global progress in improving infant and young child feeding practices has been hindered by a lack of funding of national breastfeeding policies and there are renewed calls at the international level to address funding gaps.

11
Sep
2017

Gender responsive budgeting for breastfeeding

Rhonda Sharp, University of South Australia; Julie Smith, ANU; Shoba Suri, International Baby Food Action Network India; Alessandro Iellamo, Philippines, plus many more.

The first Asia-Pacific regional workshop on ‘Gender Responsive Budgeting for Breastfeeding’ will be hosted by the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute and School of Regulation and Global Governance on 11 and 12 September 2017.

11
Sep
2017

‘Modern Malaysian’: De-culturalising traditional Malaysian cuisine

Gaik Cheng Khoo, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
11
Sep
2017

The Polythink Syndrome in Group Decision Making

Professor Alex Mintz Institute of Policy and Strategy at IDC Herzliya, Israel

Studies of group decision making have focused on the groupthink syndrome and its pathology and weaknesses. In the book,The Polythink Syndrome (Stanford University Press, 2016, with C.

11
Sep
2017

Re-claiming the Ocean: climate change, oceanic sovereignties and maritime contestations in the Pacific

Professor Edvard Hviding

In the 21st century Pacific views of the ocean as generative and supportive of distinct ways of human existence are challenged: for many islanders of Oceania, global climate change is transforming the life-giving ocean into a threat.

12
Sep
2017

National Security College roadshow events

Are you interested in a career in national security?

12
Sep
2017

Using New Zealand trusts to escape other countries' taxes

Professor Michael Littlewood, University of Auckland.

Until recently foreigners could use trusts set up in New Zealand to escape tax in their home country and perhaps also to conceal the proceeds of crime.

12
Sep
2017

Centre for Research Excellence in the Social Determinants of Health Equity: Project update

Sharon Friel, Belinda Townsend, Ashley Schram, Janice Lee
The aim of the Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in the Social Determinants of Health Equity is to advance understanding of how government policy can work more effectively so as to improve health and promote the fair distribution of health in society. This seminar will present an overview of the CRE and focus on two work packages: agenda setting and policy evaluation.
12
Sep
2017

National security and foreign interference

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

The rapid pace of technological change is allowing states and non-state actors to perform information operations, launch propaganda campaigns and conduct cyber attacks more efficiently and effectively than ever before.

12
Sep
2017

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific is coming to Chile!

Alex Nichols

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific will be visiting Santiago, Chile, on Tuesday 12 September 2017.

13
Sep
2017

Aid paradoxes in Afghanistan: building and undermining the state

Dr Nematullah Bizhan, Research Fellow, Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford University.

The relationship between aid and state building is highly complex and the effects of aid on weak states depend on donors’ interests, aid modalities and the recipient’s pre-existing institutional and socio-political conditions.

13
Sep
2017

Rising protectionism: keeping Australia and the global system open

Professor Mari Pangestu, University of Indonesia; Mr Jonathan Coppel and Dr Jenny Gordon, Productivity Commission; Mr Justin Brown, DFAT; and Mr Andrew Parker, PwC.

The rise of protectionism in the United States and in some other advanced economies threatens the open global trading system on which Australia, Asia and global welfare depends.

14
Sep
2017

Gender and labour markets in Asia

Janneke Pieters and Robert Sparrow, Wageningen University; Diana Contreras Suarez, University of Melbourne; Sharon Bessell, ANU; plus many more.

Despite reductions in gender gaps in labour market outcomes over the past decades, large gaps remain, especially in middle-income countries.

14
Sep
2017

Workshop on economic and financial analysis of commodity markets

Luke Meehan, Independent Competition and Regulatory Commission; Takashi Kanamura, Kyoto University; Ken Iwatsubo, Kobe University; Joaquin Vespignani , University of Tasmania; Paul Burke, ANU; plus many more.

The Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) at Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University and the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) co-host an academic workshop bringing together Australian, Japanese and

14
Sep
2017

Digital kingmakers: why democracy needs (you to have) better cyber security

Dr Tim Legrand, Ms Jacinta Carroll, and Dr Adam Henschke, National Security College, ANU.

In the past few years, we have seen the subversion of national elections, the corruption of a national census, the shutdown of parliamentary communications, and a swathe of digital assaults on state institutions.

14
Sep
2017

Rights Lawyers as an Articulating Voice for Rights Defence and Constitutionalism in China

FENG Chongyi
In the legal and political landscape of China today, there is a distinct group of “rights defence lawyers (weiquan lüshi)”, who take on politically sensitive cases, confront the state power and push for constitutionalism which limits the power of the government and safeguard the rights of citizens by the rule of law. They are targeted by the party-state for political suppression and routinely abused by the security apparatus.
14
Sep
2017

Global Guardian or Global Failure? Evaluating the UN Security Council: In conversation with Ian Martin, Director of Security Council Report

Ian Martin, Director, United Nations Security Council

In this Distinguished Visitor Public Conversation, renowned United Nations peacebuilding practitioner Ian Martin will share his insights on the strengths and weaknesses of the United Nations Security Council and its efforts to maintain international pe

15
Sep
2017

2017 Indonesia update - Indonesia in the new world: globalisation, nationalism and sovereignty

Professor Danny Quah, National University of Singapore; Professor Mari Pangestu, Universitas Indonesia; Dr M Chatib Basri, Universitas Indonesia; Emeritus Professor Anthony Reid, ANU; plus many more.

Today globalisation is much more complex than just the issues of increased protectionism or anti-globalisation.

15
Sep
2017

National security and foreign interference

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

The rapid pace of technological change is allowing states and non-state actors to perform information operations, launch propaganda campaigns and conduct cyber attacks more efficiently and effectively than ever before.

15
Sep
2017

States and peoples in conflict

Peter Grabosky, Cecilia Jacob, Rod Broadhurst, Haroro Ingram, John Braithwaite
A book launch and public seminar exploring the interactions between the rulers and the ruled, authorities and challengers, co-operation and conflict, accommodation and resistance, and the changing context of conflict from the local to the global.
15
Sep
2017

Women’s Voices from Japan: A Bilingual Poetry Reading

Multiple Speakers

Four award-winning Japanese women poets will present their work in this bilingual poetry performance reading together with their translators.

18
Sep
2017

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific is coming to Argentina!

Alex Nichols

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific will be visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 18 September 2017.

18
Sep
2017

Reconfiguring Masculinity: Reel ‘New Man’ and Gender Politics in Indonesia

Evi Eliyanah, PhD Candidate

My thesis examines the struggle of Indonesian filmmakers in reconfiguring hegemonic masculinity through cinematic representations in a period marked by gender order crisis.

18
Sep
2017

Why do we support Donald Trump? The perverse consequences of alliance politics

Professor Mark Beeson, University of Western Australia

Donald Trump is possibly the most unpredictable, unprepared, and temperamentally unsuited person ever to be elected president of the US. Even his own political party is aghast at some of his actions.

18
Sep
2017

In their time of need: Australia’s overseas emergency relief operations, 1918–2006

Dr Steven Bullard, Senior Historian

Since 1918 Australia’s defence forces have been used by successive governments as the first point of call in responding to overseas disasters, including to deliver and distribute food and medical supplies, provide emergency medical services, transport

19
Sep
2017

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Australian youth justice: A Western Australian prevalence study

Sharynne Hamilton, Jacinta Freeman
The researchers will present the preliminary findings from a prevalence study of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Western Australia. They will discuss experiences of multiple stakeholders who have been involved in the project, providing a complex insight into the lives of some of Western Australia’s most vulnerable youth.
19
Sep
2017

Anti-corruption and its discontents

Grant Walton, Research Fellow, Development Policy Centre, ANU.

Anti-corruption and its discontents: local, national and international perspectives on corruption in Papua New Guinea

20
Sep
2017

Asian Language Taster Classes

Are you interested in learning another language? Seeking an edge in the “Asian Century”?

20
Sep
2017

Mandarin Taster Class

Wang Yanyan

Mandarin is the official language of China and one of the world's major languages. As Australia's future is increasingly tied to the rise of China as a world power, the importance of Mandarin will continue to grow.

21
Sep
2017

Assessing research impacts for society

Various speakers

Australian society expects investments in research to be translated into public benefits. On 7 December 2015 the Australian Government launched its National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA).

21
Sep
2017

Holding security sector institutions responsible for international crime

Jodie O'Leary
Additional insights into whether security sector institutions are currently held accountable through available transitional justice mechanisms.
21
Sep
2017

PhD information evening - National Security College

Academic representatives, National Security College, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

The National Security College (NSC) PhD information evening is an opportunity for aspiring PhD candidates to meet and hear from College researchers, including the Academic Director, Associate Professor Matthew Sussex, and current doctoral scholars.

22
Sep
2017

2017 Korea Update: Crossing Borders

Prof HeeMin Kim (keynote), Prof Jae-Jung Suh, Dr David Hundt, Dr Andrew Jackson, Assoc Prof Gil-Soo Han and many more

Presented by the ANU Korea Institute 

23
Sep
2017

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific is coming to Brazil!

Alex Nichols

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific will be visiting São Paulo, Brazil, on 23-24 September 2017.

23
Sep
2017

ANU Student Information Session - Singapore

ANU College of Asia & the Pacific will be visiting Singapore on Satur

26
Sep
2017

The role of investment treaties in investment liberalisation

Jonathan Bonnitcha
Investment treaties’ liberalisation provisions limit states’ ability to restrict or place conditions on new foreign investments. Such provisions are difficult to reconcile with existing theories that explain and justify investment treaties. This inter-disciplinary paper proposes a new conceptual framework to understand why states agree to such provisions, and explores the framework’s implications for policy debate about the regulation of incoming investment.
26
Sep
2017

Intensive and extensive margins of mining and development: evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Sambit Bhattacharyya, Sussex University.

What are the economic consequences of mining in Sub-Saharan Africa?

26
Sep
2017

ANU Taiwan Week

ANU Taiwan Week

ANU Taiwan Film Festival

26-29 September 2017 Auditorium, Australian Centre on China in the World

4.00pm, 26 Sep

Badu’s Homework 《風中的小米田》(2003)

27
Sep
2017

Burmese Taster Class

Dr Yuri Takahashi
27
Sep
2017

Inequality measurement: in pursuit of chimera?

Professor John Creedy, Victoria University of Wellington.

Inequality is now receiving considerable media attention. Yet, even when empirical indices of inequality are presented, conceptual and measurement difficulties are often ignored.

27
Sep
2017

Weighing the Evidence: Justice Antonio Carpio on South China Sea

The Honourable Justice Antonio T. Carpio

28
Sep
2017

A Rule of Law for Zomia

Mark Jones, PhD Candidate

Abstract

28
Sep
2017

National security: between theory and practice

Various speakers

The world is currently experiencing a major sea-change in international order, with an unprecedented transfer of wealth and power from West to East.

28
Sep
2017

Securitizing Culture in Post-Deng China: An Evolving National Strategic Paradigm, 1994–2014

Matthew D. Johnson
This talk will examine the emergence and impact of the threat image of U.S.-led globalization on national security paradigms in the People’s Republic of China.
29
Sep
2017

The ‘Post-truth’ era? The public sphere in the Asia Pacific

Multiple Speakers

“Post-truth” is the Oxford Dictionaries international word of 2016. It refers to a political culture in which debate is framed by appeals to emotion rather than factual rebuttals.

29
Sep
2017

Book Launch: A Duterte Reader - Critical Essays on Rodrigo Duterte's Early Presidency

This event is co-organised by the Department of Political and Social Change, the Australian National University Filipino Association, and the Philippine Studies Group.

29
Sep
2017

The Art of Anthropology

Various

The Art of Anthropology showcases the photographs of 31 ANU anthropologists taken during their research “in the field” in various places around the world.

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