Events October 2017

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.

03
Oct
2017

Re-examining security-based approaches to countering violent extremism

Clarke Jones

Based on ethnographic research over the past two years, Clarke Jones argues that Western governments have made very little headway to address violent extremism because of the lack of genuine grassroots consultation with communities in the development a

03
Oct
2017

ADDA Seminar – Teatime at the Northeast India-Bangladesh Border – Dr Malini Sur

Dr Malini Sur, Senior Research Fellow, Western Sydney University

03
Oct
2017

Arson, exclusion and exodus: what next for the Rohingya and Myanmar?

Dr. Melissa Crouch (Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales Law School), Dr. Nich Farrelly (Associate Dean, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University), Marc Purcell (CEO, Australian Council for International Development), Dr.

03
Oct
2017

Hopkins-Nanjing Centre graduate studies in China information session

Hopkins-Nanjing Centre graduate studies in China online information session
04
Oct
2017

Life Cycle: a documentary screening followed by Q&A with Director Malini Sur

Malini Sur, Western Sydney University.

Life Cycle explores the place of the bicycle in the everyday lives of city dwellers in Kolkata. Are Kolkata’s bicycles relics of a past to be hastily discarded or are they viable, if complicated, cargo vehicles in India’s burgeoning cities?

04
Oct
2017

Hindi Taster Class

Rina Singh
04
Oct
2017

Conq

Conq is the story of two best friends, Lukas and Timo, two gay men trying to find love and sex in their hometown of Jakarta. Through this activist series, acclaimed Indonesian director Lucky Kuswandi engages with a number of issues important to the gay community in Jakarta, Indonesia, and around the world. The nine-part series will be shown in its entirety at this screening.
05
Oct
2017

Strengthening the Mind and Nation: Chinese Reformers, Protestant Missionaries and the Mengxue bao  (The Children’s Educator, 1897–1902)

Shih-Wen Sue Chen
In this presentation, Dr Chen will compare the content of the Mengxue bao 蒙學報  (The Children’s Educator, 1897-1902) with the articles published in the Xiaohai yuebao and delineate the influence of missionary publications on this Chinese magazine. While some of the articles still reflect Confucian ideals of filial piety and fulfilling one’s duty towards the society and state, the Mengxue bao respected child readers by using colloquial language that was easier to understand, providing numerous illustrations to make the content more visually appealing, injecting humour into stories, and introducing them to children’s texts from other countries.
09
Oct
2017

Soldiers not Citizens: Indigenous service in the Australian defence forces 1899-2017

Emeritus Professor Joan Beaumont

In the past century, little was known of the service of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders Australians in the Australian defence forces.

10
Oct
2017

Trade uncertainty and income inequality

Markus Brueckner, ANU.

This paper examines the relationship between countries’ bilateral trade with the United States that is not due to gravity (non-gravity trade) and the distribution of income within countries.

11
Oct
2017

PNG after the elections: the economy

Stephen Howes, Director, Development Policy Centre, ANU; Nelson Nema, School of Business and Public Policy, University of PNG; Rohan Fox, Research Officer, Development Policy Centre.

The colourful banners and huge campaign rallies of the 2017 Papua New Guinea National Elections held in June and July may have put policy on the backburner for some as they were swept up in the excitement of the vote.

11
Oct
2017

Queery-ing policy studies: using insights from LGBT service users to advance our understanding

Dr Peter Matthews, University of Stirling.

In most minority-world countries enormous advances have been made over the past 20 years in achieving greater legal equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.

11
Oct
2017

Taiwanese Taster Class

Dr Mark Strange

This class introduces students to current Taiwanese (also known as Hoklo), part of the Hokkien or Minnanyu language group. Spoken by about 70% of Taiwan’s population, it is also widely spoken in Fujian Province on the Chinese mainland.  

16
Oct
2017

Information Warfare in the 21st century: Media jihad, New Cold Wars and fake news

Keynote address, Mr Peter Greste; International Speakers: Dr Craig Whiteside, US Naval War College; Dr Alastair Reed, Director International Centre for Counter-Terrorism; and ANU expert academics

The propaganda campaigns of violent extremists such as ISIS and al-Qaeda, the messaging and cyberwar efforts of emerging powers in the East, and the rise of so-called “fake news” have placed the issue of understanding and effectively competing in 21st

17
Oct
2017

Left behind? Inequality and inclusive growth - assessing the Australian experience

Professor Peter Whiteford, Social Policy Institute, ANU.

The combination of rising inequality in income and wealth with stagnating living standards for much of the distribution represents a fundamental societal challenge for the rich countries of the OECD.

18
Oct
2017

PNG after the elections: politics

Various speakers

The 2017 Papua New Guinea National Elections, held in June and July, copped both criticism and praise — but mostly criticism.

18
Oct
2017

Indonesian Taster Class

Dr Timothy Hassall

Bahasa Indonesia (or “Indonesian Language”) is spoken in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Serawak and Singapore.

23
Oct
2017

Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75

Launched by: Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery, AC, AO (Mil), CVO, MC (Retd)

You are invited to attend the book launch of Guarding the Periphery: the Australian Army in Papua New Guinea, 1951-75, by Dr Tristan Moss.

24
Oct
2017

The impact of a customs union: the lessons of intra-Australian trade matrices before and after Federation

William Coleman, ANU.

The impacts on Australia’s trade relations of the creation in 1901 of a customs union of the Australian states has yet to be extensively investigated.

25
Oct
2017

Thai Taster Class

Chintana Sandilands
25
Oct
2017

Sweet Medicine

With a mixed production team from the Netherlands and the Philippines, Sweet Medicine turns to the island of Palawan to examine the marketing and reception of a popular food supplement in a rural and poor environment. Following the work of Leo Diego, this documentary offers an anthropological examination of the fast-growing business of food and vitamin supplements.
25
Oct
2017

Hopkins-Nanjing Centre graduate studies in China information session

Hopkins-Nanjing Centre graduate studies in China online information session
26
Oct
2017

Struggling for Words in Mao's China: Political Campaign and Literary Exchange in the Hundred Flowers Campaign, 1956-1957

Dayton Lekner
How should we understand the relationship between literature and politics of the Mao era? This paper will approach this question through the case study of the Hundred Flowers, Rectification, and Anti-Rightist Campaigns of 1956–58. Tracing various literary tropes through different media, it will suggest that these campaigns were not only a political struggle, but also a battle over literary and rhetorical language. The struggle for the power to play with language had profound consequences for the future of writing and speaking in the People’s Republic of China.
31
Oct
2017

Bilateral and regional trade agreements: a case for economic reform?

Paul Gretton, Crawford School and Centre of European Studies, ANU; formerly at Australian Productivity Commission.

Economic growth and international trade growth have been sluggish following the global financial crisis. Current projections indicate that growth may continue to be sluggish in the medium term.

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