Events November 2017

09
Nov
2017

New approaches to tax and welfare in Australia and Korea

Professor John Taylor, UNSW; Professor Robert Breunig, and Professor Miranda Stewart, Crawford School ANU; Associate Professor Hyejung Byun, University of Seoul; Dr Lee Sang Yeob, Korea Institute of Public Finance.

A two day by-invite only workshop on new research and policy approaches to common challenges. Funded by the Australia-Korea Foundation with partners:

09
Nov
2017

Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity: managing in a VUCA world

Associate Professor Zeger van der Wal, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy; moderated by Professor Helen Sullivan, Director, Crawford School, ANU.

Notwithstanding the inaccurate popular stereotype of the cardigan-wearing official, working in the public sector has never been easy. But it almost certainly has never been as complex and challenging as now.

09
Nov
2017

New approaches to tax and welfare in Australia and Korea

Professor Peter Drysdale, Professor Peter Whiteford, and Associate Professor Shiro Armstrong, Crawford School, ANU; and Dr AN Jongseok, Korean Institute of Public Finance.

Join us at a panel presentation and discussion about new challenges and opportunities for economic and fiscal policy in Australia and the Republic of Korea, with a focus on the Australia-Korea economic relationship and a comparative perspective from Ja

09
Nov
2017

Supporting economic reform in Vanuatu: the Governance for Growth program

Bob Warner, Visiting Fellow, Development Policy Centre; and staff from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Governance for Growth.

The Governance for Growth (GfG) program in Vanuatu has been running for ten years, and is about to move into its third phase.

09
Nov
2017

Time for Change? Myanmar's peace process two years after the NLD landslide

Justine Chambers, ANU, Jenny Hedstrom, Monash University, Khin Maung Yin, UNSW ADFA, Cecile Medail, UNSW ADFA, Chair: Dr Nick Cheesman, ANU
09
Nov
2017

Austerity and the rise of the Nazis

Christopher Meissner, University of California, Davis.

About the speaker

Christopher Meissner, University of California, Davis.

Afternoon tea available.

09
Nov
2017

The 19th Party Congress: What will Xi Jinping use his power for?

Professor Willy Lam
The just-held 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has conferred President Xi Jinping with unprecedented authority. He is now the Party’s second most powerful leader after Mao Zedong. Xi has solid control over the Party, the State and the People’s Liberation Army. It looks probable that Xi will remain China’s paramount leader at least until 2027, if not 2032. Questions remain, however, as to whether Xi, who is an arch-conservative and unabashed Maoist, will use his powers for political, social and economic reforms. Given his top priority of maintaining the CCP as China’s “perennial ruling party”—and in light of his insistence on the Party’s control over key economic sectors as well as the civil society—what are the prospects for thorough-going reforms? The speaker will also address Xi’s ambitious foreign-policy agenda, including his Belt and Road Initiative.
09
Nov
2017

Dispelling the fog of war: climate change and international security

Dr Elizabeth L Chalecki, University of Nebraska Omaha; Dr Albert Palazzo, Canberra based defence thinker; chaired by Professor Roger Bradbury, National Security College, ANU.

This event comprises a brief artistic and musical performance followed by a public lecture.

Performance – Oblivion

5.45-5.55pm

09
Nov
2017

John Gee Memorial Lecture – The Korean missile crisis: why deterrence is still the best option

Scott D Sagan, Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, Stanford University.

It is time for the US Government to admit that it has failed to prevent North Korea from acquiring nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles that can reach the United States.

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