Events October 2017

20
Sep
2017

Asian Language Taster Classes

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

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

Brexit as a path to UK prosperity

Greg Cutbush, Visiting Fellow, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy.

The rest of the world has some stake in how the UK’s planned exit from the EU (Brexit) is achieved, but it is a much more important matter for the UK economy. The issues to be managed are myriad, involving three main problems.

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

How could the ‘internet of things’ revolutionise environmental governance?

Chacko Thomas
Digital and sensor technologies promise the possibility of a new generation of evidence-based environmental regulation based on better, deeper and real-time environmental data. However, for this promise to be realised, some practical challenges have to be understood and overcome. This seminar will explore the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of environmental governance, regulation and big data, and discuss some solutions.
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 analyse the content of the Mengxue bao 蒙學報 (The Children’s Educator, 1897-1902), the first children’s magazine established by Chinese editors​. The talk will highlight how the editors of 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.
06
Oct
2017

Cat and mouse: the battle over intellectual property protection and enforcement

Professor Susan K Sell, RegNet, ANU.

Since the early 1980s advocates seeking to ratchet up levels of intellectual property (IP) protection have shifted forums both vertically and horizontally in order to achieve their goals.

09
Oct
2017

Unequal burden of retirement reform: evidence from Australia

Todd Morris, The University of Melbourne.

About the speaker

Todd Morris, The University of Melbourne.

09
Oct
2017

From Norm Contestation to Norm Implementation: Recursivity and the Responsibility to Protect

Dr Cecilia Jacob

This presentation responds to the burgeoning norms literature in International Relations (IR) that conceptualises the norm life-cycle as a non-linear dynamic process that is open to contestation and change of ‘meanings in use’.

09
Oct
2017

Choosing your cyber friends: lessons in collaboration and diversity for the digital age

Bonnie Butlin, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Security Partners’ Forum.

In an era of rapid technological advancement, the security of our personal, professional and political lives is becoming inextricably intertwined with that of our information, modes of communication and assets.

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

RegNet Thesis Proposal Review Day

Various

RegNet PhD scholars present their thesis proposals to their supervisors, peers and other RegNet scholars.

View the full schedule.

10
Oct
2017

Amherst Embassy to the Jiaqing Court 1816

Caroline Stevenson
Compared with the earlier Macartney embassy to the Qianlong court in 1793, the Amherst embassy to the Jiaqing emperor in 1816 has been under researched. In this seminar Caroline presents some of her findings from my Ph D thesis on this topic.
10
Oct
2017

Financial market volatility

Professor Isao Ishida, Visiting Fellow, Australia-Japan Research Centre, and Konan University, Japan.

Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) Visiting Fellow Isao Ishida presents the first seminar of the AJRC Seminar Series for Semester 2 entitled ‘Financial market volatility: An overview of the literature and an introduction of a new approach based on

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

Efficiency in search and matching models: a generalised Hosios condition

Sephora Mangin, Monash University.

About the speaker

Sephora Mangin, Monash University.

Light lunch available.

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.  

13
Oct
2017

The impact of demographic change in Asia on the global economy

Professor Warwick McKibbin, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar, Professor Warwick McKibbin will outline his ARC Centre of Excellence project on population ageing. The overall project is multi-disciplinary across a number of universities.

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

16
Oct
2017

The end of impunity: Why some states are so violent and how their societies can recover

Rachel Kleinfeld
Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace will discuss how violence works to bound some democracies, how some succeeded in overcoming their fates, and what her research tells us about countries caught in the throes of violence today. A Q&A session will follow.
16
Oct
2017

Meet the Author: In conversation with Peter Greste

Professor William Maley and Mr Peter Greste

The Department of International Relations invites you to join us as Professor Bill Maley is in conversation with Mr Peter Greste, Australian Journalist and Author as they discuss his new book First Casuality.

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.

17
Oct
2017

New directions for asylum seeker policies?

Tony Ward
Australian discussion of asylum seekers is polarised between slogans of ‘Stop the Boats’ and ‘Bring them here’. Both sides have good arguments – and both have their blind spots. This seminar explores how to bridge the two. Based on Tony Ward’s new book Bridging Troubled Waters: Australia and Asylum Seekers, the seminar draws on a wide range of evidence, focusing on key drivers of public attitudes and asylum seeker patterns – both key factors in developing comprehensive policy responses.
17
Oct
2017

Technology and the future of work in India: an exploration of the likely (or unlikely) impact of automation in developing countries

Sher Singh Verick, Visiting Fellow, Australia South Asia Research Centre, and Deputy Director,International Labour Organisation Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India.

Recent progress in robotics and artificial intelligence has generated intense debate on the impact of automation on employment.

18
Oct
2017

Chinese and West African music and dance in Australia

Come and learn about Chinese Lion Dance performance, and West African music from Senegal. You will gain an understanding of Chinese and West African performances and their histories in Australia.

18
Oct
2017

PNG after the elections: politics

Nicole Haley, Bell School; Terence Wood, Development Policy Centre; Ronald May, College of Asia and the Pacific; Bal Kama, ANU College of Law.

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.

19
Oct
2017

Gas security in the land of insecurity: Governance challenges of shale gas development in Mexico

Jose Alberto Hernandez Ibarzabal

This article identifies the governance challenges of shale gas development. Mexico has vast shale gas reserves and production and exploration of natural gas were liberalised after the energy reform was adopted into law in 2014.

19
Oct
2017

Pan Malaysian Islamic Party – democratic Islamists, or illiberal ethno-nationalists?

Clive Kessler, Emeritus Professor, Sociology & Anthropology, The University of New South Wales, Norani Othman, Retired Senior Fellow and Professor of Sociology at UKM, Dr John Funston, Visiting Fellow, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs

When PAS won state elections in Kelantan and Terangganu in 1959 it was the first time an Islamist political party anywhere in the world had won office in a democratic election.

19
Oct
2017

The decipherment of dead languages in China: the case of Kitan

Daniel Kane

Many visitors to Xi’an go to the Tomb of Empress Wu 武則天 (624-705), where their attention may be brought to a tall stele, the Wu zi bei 無字碑 (Stele without an inscription).

20
Oct
2017

Determinants and impacts of intangible investment: evidence from Chinese private manufacturing firms

Shenglang Yang, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Determinants of investment in intangibles by firms and the effects of intangible investment on firm productivity have been documented for developed economies. Evidence on these issues in emerging economies, however, is scarce.

23
Oct
2017

World Economic Outlook

Petia Topalova, Deputy Division Chief, and Zsoka Koczan, Economist, International Monetary Fund's Research Department.

In this public lecture, Petia Topalova and Zsoka Koczan will present findings from the latest World Economic Outlook published by the International Monetary Fund.

23
Oct
2017

Learning from Fukushima: Nuclear Power in East Asia

Launched by Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki Laureate Fellow, School of Culture History and Language, The Australian National University

Learning from Fukushima began as a project to respond in a helpful way to the March 2011 triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown) in north-eastern Japan.

24
Oct
2017

Regulation and urban air pollution: evidence from Japan

Associate Professor Shuhei Nishitateno, Kwansei Gakuin University and Crawford Visiting Fellow.

Japan was the most successful country among the OECD to reduce the emission of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) over 1990-2014.

24
Oct
2017

Adda Seminar: Technology and the future of work in India: An exploration of the (un)likely impact of automation in developing countries

Sher Singh Verick, Visiting Fellow, ASARC and Deputy Director, ILO Decent Work Team for South Asia and Country Office for India

South Asia Research Centre Adda Seminar Series

24
Oct
2017

Civil-ising conflict through law?

Michelle Burgis-Kasthala
This talk will explore the origins, nature and effects of the war crimes investigative work of the Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA), set up in 2011 to build case files against alleged suspects in the Syrian civil war.
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

Avoiding the Spotlight: Japanese Celebrities in the Shadows of Privacy

Dan Rosen, Professor, Chuo Law School and Visiting Scholar (2017-2018) Melbourne Law School

Abstract: Celebrities are private citizens who voluntarily assume public ro

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

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.

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

Technical progress and allocative inefficiency

Anpeng Li, PhD student, Research School of Economics, ANU.

In this seminar, Anpeng develops a growth model with heterogeneous firms to study the allocative inefficiency in emerging economies.

26
Oct
2017

Sport, Masculinity, and Neoliberalism: Cameroonian Footballers, Fijian Rugby Players, and Senegalese Wrestlers

Professor Niko Besnier

In the Global South since the 1980s, as economic downturns under pressure from the forces of neoliberalism have eroded social relations and pauperized populations, sport and athletes’ bodies have become major focus of attention in many countries, offer

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.
26
Oct
2017

Enlightening the Child: Chinese Children’s Literature at the Crossroads, 1875–1919

Dr Shi-Wen (Sue) Chen
Dr Shih-Wen (Sue) Chen uses the National Library of Australia’s rich collection of reading materials for children published by Protestant missionaries and Chinese reformers to discuss how texts and cultures were shared between Britain, America and China during a period of uncertainty and political unrest in Chinese history.
27
Oct
2017

The impact of electricity blackouts on the performance of small-sized manufacturing enterprises: evidence from Indonesia

Anna Falentina, PhD Scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Indonesia, home to more than 3.5 million micro and small enterprises (MSEs ) in the manufacturing industry, is struggling to provide reliable electricity supply in some regions. Little is known about how the power blackouts affect MSE performance.

27
Oct
2017

Working in the UN - Career pathways and challenging glass ceilings

Dr Lorraine Corner former Director of UNIFEM Regional Program Bangkok; and Margaret O’Callaghan former UNFPA Representative to PNG and Zambia.

Thinking of pursuing a career within the United Nations? Wondering about opportunities, challenges and the glass ceilings that impact on women’s progression to senior roles?

30
Oct
2017

Trends and Innovation in Digital Diplomacy

Professor Jan Melissen, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands

There is now less euphoria about the impact of the digital age on diplomacy than some years ago, and as a result of fast-moving social and technological change there are more reasons to discuss the state of “digital diplomacy”.

30
Oct
2017

Social science research making its mark on Australia

Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA, Professor Jane Hall FASSA, Professor Don Nutbeam,and Professor David Grant.

The Australian Government, through the Australian Research Council and the Department of Education and Training is assessing how universities are translating their research into economic, social and other benefits and how to incentivize greater collabo

30
Oct
2017

The Battle of Beersheba - myths and history,100 years on

Dr Jean Bou, The Australian National University

Fought on 31 October 1917, the Battle of Beersheba, and its dramatic conclusion by a mounted charge of two Australian light horse regiments, has become one of Australia’s best known First World War actions.

31
Oct
2017

Teaching machines to play fair

Daniel McNamara
Machine learning is increasingly used to make decisions about people’s lives, such as whether to give someone a loan or whether to interview someone for a job. This brings with it the risk of discrimination, particularly if the data used for training the machines contains bias. One strategy for ensuring such systems are fair is to modify the training data they learn from.
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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