Events November 2017

20
Sep
2017

Asian Language Taster Classes

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

01
Nov
2017

Information Session - Flexible Vertical Double Degree

Are you interested in graduating with a Master degree?

01
Nov
2017

The Rohingya of Myanmar: Past, Present and Future

Muhammed Aksu, Bluestar Intercultural, ACT and Trevor Wilson, Visiting Fellow, Department of Political & Social Change

Since 25 August 2017 international media have been overwhelmed by dramatic, visually graphic footage of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar for their lives. This is not the first time a mass exodus of Rohingya into Bangladesh had occurred.

02
Nov
2017

China: rule-taker or rule-maker in the international intellectual property system?

Wenting Cheng
This is Wenting’s PhD completion seminar, in which she will revisit the hypotheses concerning China’s international intellectual property engagement, discuss key findings from her case studies, and propose the conclusions for her doctoral research.
02
Nov
2017

Tax reform to accelerate Indonesian economic growth

Professor Suahasil Nazara, Professor of Economics, Universitas Indonesia, and Chairman of Fiscal Policy Agency, Indonesian Ministry of Finance.

Indonesia’s total tax to GDP ratio has been declining since 2012 and now stands as one of the lowest in the region. Studies have shown that tax reform can help accelerate economic growth.

02
Nov
2017

Lame Liberal Leaders, Mistrustful Voters, and the Populist Counterrevolution in the Western World

Dr Takis Pappas

What do people vote against when they decide to cast a vote for the populists?

02
Nov
2017

The politics of public supervision in China - searching for authoritarian accountability

Zhuang Meixi
In recent years, a number of social accountability innovations encouraging public supervision have begun to emerge at the subnational level in China. Detailing the case of Wenzhou city’s Civil Monitory Organization, this seminar explores the challenges and opportunities of public supervision politics in China, and specifically how civil monitors manage to supervise local cadres who are not institutionally accountable to citizens.
02
Nov
2017

Australia’s business investment challenge

John Fraser, Secretary to the Treasury.

In this Sir Leslie Melville Public Lecutre, Secretary to the Treasury John Fraser will speak about the trends and influences driving business investment in Australia, and the challenges these present to the economy, following a major project undertaken

03
Nov
2017

Frontiers in macroeconomics and macroeconometrics

Yunjong Eo, University of Sydney; Kyoji Fukao, Hitotsubashi University; Takashi Kano, Hitotsubashi University; Tatsuyoshi Okimoto, ANU; plus many more.

The Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) at the Crawford School of Public Policy, The Australian National University and the Hitotsubashi Institute for Advanced Study (HIAS) at the Hitotsubashi University, are co-hosting a joint workshop bringing tog

03
Nov
2017

Do more educated neighbourhoods have less property crime? Evidence from Indonesia

Hieu Nguyen, PhD Scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

This paper investigates the effect of education on property crime at the district level in Indonesia over 2007–2012. Generalised method of moments estimation techniques are used to address endogeneity issues.

03
Nov
2017

For Instance, Sweetheart Book Launch

Amelia Fielden

Forty Years of Love Songs (1970-2010)

06
Nov
2017

The Ethics of the Alternatives to War: From Sanctions to Nonviolence

Professor James Pattison, The University of Manchester

It is widely held that war should be eschewed and that nonviolent alternatives should be pursued. For instance, various pacifist approaches assert that war is impermissible and we should adopt nonviolent alternatives.

06
Nov
2017

The Decision Point: Command in the 21st century

Professor Anthony King, The University of Warwick

Command has long been a major concern for military historians and security studies scholars. Focusing on the divisional headquarters and specifically one staff procedure, this presentation analyses the transformation of command in the 21st century.

07
Nov
2017

Cut Nyak Din, A Study of Female Heroism in the Land of Sharia

Myra Mentari Abubakar

This research will seek to theorize the idea of female heroism in Aceh, Indonesia, through a historical heroine figure, Cut Nyak Din and to evaluate the changing important of this idea from 19th century to the present.

07
Nov
2017

What explains the job creating potential of industrialisation in the developing world?

Kunal Sen, University of Manchester.

This paper examines why job creation in the manufacturing sector has differed widely across developing countries, using a modified Lewis model that captures the scale, composition and labour intensity effects of industrialisation on job creation.

08
Nov
2017

Are we missing something? Linking the Past with the Present: Exploring and Communicating Archaeology in Weipa, Far North Queensland

Helen Cooke

My work developed under an ARC Linkage project with Rio Tinto Alcan on bauxite mining leases in the country of the Wathayn people.

08
Nov
2017

Missing growth from creative destruction

Huiyu Li, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

About the speaker

Huiyu Li, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

Light lunch available.

08
Nov
2017

Indian lobbying in the US

Dr Ashok Sharma, The University of New South Wales Canberra at Australian Defence Force Academy.

American policy towards India has shifted over time from neglect to attention. During the Cold War period, the American executive and Congressional attitude was often hostile and critical towards India.

08
Nov
2017

Tracing the Lines of Justice and the Spectacle of Law in Postwar Japan and China

Barak Kushner, Reader, Modern Japanese History, University of Cambridge

Abstract

08
Nov
2017

Korean Taster Class

Dr Roald Maliangkaij
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

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

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

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.

10
Nov
2017

Firm performance and industrial dynamics in Indonesia: the role of location

Deni Friawan, PhD Scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

The recent literature on firm dynamics suggests location-specific factors matter for firm survival and growth.

10
Nov
2017

Combatting impunity in grand corruption: the case for an International Anti-Corruption Court

Mark L Wolf, Senior United States District Judge.

Public corruption is endemic at the highest levels of government in many nations. Such ‘grand corruption’ is costly, closely correlated with the most serious abuses of human rights, and threatens the stability of many nations and the world.

12
Nov
2017

Opening Day—Silent Witnesses: An exhibition of sculptures by Martin Rowney

Martin Rowney
The artworks in this exhibition reflect upon the dichotomy between the profound nature of the research undertaken at the John Curtin School, and the mundane nature of everyday objects that were silent witnesses to these considerable events. Rowney has reimagined these objects within his artworks to tell the stories of their observations.
13
Nov
2017

Silent Witnesses: An exhibition of sculptures by Martin Rowney

The artworks in this exhibition reflect upon the dichotomy between the profound nature of the research undertaken at the John Curtin School, and the mundane nature of everyday objects that were silent witnesses to these considerable events. Rowney has reimagined these objects within his artworks to tell the stories of their observations.
13
Nov
2017

In conversation with Leila S Chudori

Leila S Chudori, Indonesian author and journalist; Amrih Widodo, Cultural Anthropologist; and Danang Widoyoko, PhD Candidate, ANU.

ANU Indonesia Project invites you to join us as Leila S Chudori talks with Amrih Widodo and Danang Widoyoko about her work.

14
Nov
2017

Holding the Tax Commissioner to account

Associate Professor Celeste Black, University of Sydney Law School.

At a time when the tax base is perceived to be under constant threat, governments and revenue authorities around the world are working to strengthen their tax systems by removing opportunities for aggressive tax planning and simultaneously enhancing th

14
Nov
2017

Fear in a rapidly changing world

Valerie Braithwaite, Miranda Forsyth, Ibi Losoncz, Rod Broadhurst
We have made significant progress as a society toward teaching individuals the craft of managing fear productively. We have been less successful, however, in designing regulatory systems that recognize fear as both an enabler and disabler of behavioural and social change. This panel will present insights on the role of fear in regulation from ANU scholars Professor Valerie Braithwaite, Professor Roderic Broadhurst, Associate Professor Miranda Forsyth and Dr Ibolya Losoncz.
14
Nov
2017

Inequality of opportunity in China’s labour earnings: the gender dimension

Dr Jane Golley, China in the World, ANU.

This paper investigates ‘inequality in opportunity’ in China’s labour earnings, defined as the component of inequality determined by personal ‘circumstances’ that lie beyond the control of each individual, as opposed to the component determined by ‘eff

15
Nov
2017

Rule of Law in ASEAN?

Imelda Deinla
Dr Imelda Deinla’s new book The Development of the Rule of Law in ASEAN: The State and Regional Integration is an interdisciplinary work that comparatively studies rule of law practices and the relationship between the rule of law and regional integration. We are also very fortunate to have joining us Professor Paul Redmond from the University of Technology Sydney, Assistant Professor Tan Hsien-Li (National University of Singapore) and Professor Veronica Taylor (Australian National University) who will offer their expert views on Imelda’s book
15
Nov
2017

Strengthening government systems and processes in PNG: ICAC and other issues

Eric Kwa, Secretary/CEO, PNG Constitutional Law Reform Commission.

In this seminar, Dr Eric Kwa will discuss the agenda and approach being taken by PNG’s new government in relation to strengthening government systems and processes.

15
Nov
2017

Protecting your Achilles’ heel: cybersecurity lessons for critical infrastructure

Gregory J Touhill, retired American Air Force Brigadier General, and former US Government Chief Information Security Officer.

The 21st century global landscape is punctuated by a heavy reliance on information technology that fuels national security, national prosperity, education systems and societal fabrics.

16
Nov
2017

Rethinking finance: a new portfolio approach

Dr Jim Chalmers MP, Shadow Minister for Finance.

In 1976, Malcolm Fraser split the Department of Finance from the existing Treasury, frustrated and in search of contested sources of budget advice.

16
Nov
2017

The problem with biologics - and why biosimilars are not the answer

Lisa Diependale
Due to a unique interplay of patent protection, regulatory exclusivity and trade secrets, the biopharmaceutical industry has so far been shielded from substantial generic competition. The introduction of biosimilars onto the market has not resulted in significant price reductions, and concerns regarding the substitution and interchangeability of original biologics with biosimilars persist. This seminar will discuss how the biologics production process distorts the trade-offs that traditionally guided both patent protection and regulatory exclusivities: disclosure as key condition for benefiting from the corresponding monopoly position.
16
Nov
2017

Making Chinese medicines: Reaping materia medica in different regions of China

Lena Springer
The production of pharmaceutical drugs in China has a long history of supply from very different regions. Based on ethnographic investigations in different regions of China, this paper will provide examples of some of these drugs. It will trace how suppliers manage to exchange them across vast distances and against a background of complex ethnic relations. Finally, it will highlight the role played by indigenous fieldwork documents in the continuing struggle to provide reference works for the regulation and inventory of useful medicinal materials. It will therefore introduce Chinese naturalists as we encounter them in the historical archive.
16
Nov
2017

The pursuit of gender equality: an uphill battle

Dr Willem Adema, Senior Economist, Social Policy Division, OECD Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs.

Gender inequalities persist in all areas of social and economic life and across countries. Young women in OECD countries generally have higher levels of educational attainment than young men, but women are less likely than men to engage in paid work.

17
Nov
2017

Do state ideology indoctrination courses build individual social capital? Evidence from Indonesia

Rus'an Nasrudin, PhD Scholar, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School, ANU.

This paper investigates the potential role of an Indonesian state ideology indoctrination course during the period 1978–1998 on the long-run development of individuals’ social capital, including trust and civic engagement.

17
Nov
2017

China, the United Nations, and Human Protection: Ideological Beliefs and International image

Professor Rosemary Foot, University of Oxford
Human protection is an area of international concern that has largely been advanced normatively in the period since the late 1990s – that is, in the period of China’s growing material power and increasingly active role in global governance.
20
Nov
2017

2017 Vietnam Update: The Politics of Life

Various international, national and ANU speakers
LINK TO THE PROGRAM HERE
 
21
Nov
2017

The shift of environmental burdens through international trade

Associate Professor Jan Weinzettel, Charles University Environment Center, Prague, Czech Republic.

Human society is changing its environment to an extent which can negatively influence its future well-being. Policymakers ask for measurable indicators and targets in order to navigate their effort.

21
Nov
2017

Fear not, Papa is here

Chris Houston, Imelda Deinla, Jon Altman, Virginia Marshall
The last decade has seen a resurgence in political strongmen as a simplistic and populist antidote to a world of increasing uncertainty, disruption and complexity. Fear is a common currency of authoritarian political power and is being wielded by a growing cadre of international leaders, including Putin, Duterte, Erdoğan and Trump. Beyond, authoritarianism, however, there is the less confronting but just as insidious political sibling of paternalism, which cloaks the denial of political, economic and social agency by disadvantaged peoples in the respectability of ‘meaning well’. This panel examines how fear is being exploited by both authoritarianism and paternalism.
21
Nov
2017

Optimal rice land protection in a command economy

Hoang Long Chu, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Agricultural land protection (ALP) is a standard policy response to growing food security concerns driven by urbanisation, population growth and uncertainty over climate change.

21
Nov
2017

Private Standards and Norm Contestation: The Credibility Politics of Palm Oil Sustainability

Professor Helen E.S Nesadurai School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia

Joint SDSC-IR Seminar

22
Nov
2017

A lived theology of Social Justice: Catholic activism in Contemporary South Korea

Lina Koleilat

**Date and Venue for this event has changed**

22
Nov
2017

Global Allies - public lecture and book launch

Launched by: Her Excellency Ms Unni Kløvstad, Norwegian Ambassador to Australia

You are invited to attend a public lecture and book launch on the book Global Allies by Professor Michael Wesley, Dean, College of Asia & the Pacific.

23
Nov
2017

Unlocking the Global Terrorism Index

Steve Killelea AM, founder of the Institute for Economics and Peace; Paul Foley PSM, Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism; Jacinta Carroll, National Security College; and Anna Sherburn, Countering Violent Extremism Centre, Attorney-General's Department.

The evolving nature of terrorism has been the focus of increased research and debate in recent years.

27
Nov
2017

Chinese Power and the Idea of a 'Responsible State' in a Changing World Order

Professor Rosemary Foot, University of Oxford

2017 Robert O’Neill War Studies Lecture: Chinese Power and the Idea of a ‘Responsible State’ in a Changing World Order

28
Nov
2017

Misplaced and misused fear

Kathryn Henne, Adam Henshke, Jeremy Youde
The relationship between fear and regulation is not well understood. Fear may be misplaced – think of our outsized fear of sharks, or it may be misused – as when fears of terrorism are used to justify curtailing civil liberties and invading privacy. This panel examines how fear has been misused and misplaced to justify either regulation or inaction.
28
Nov
2017

Endangered grassy woodlands tour

ANUgreen Office.

Grassy woodlands are a nationally endangered ecosystem, and we have a relatively well preserved example here on campus! Come and see threatened species and other interesting native species.

28
Nov
2017

Designing and implementing Payment for Environmental Services schemes in Lao PDR

Professor Jeffrey Bennett, Crawford School, ANU.

Payment for Environmental Services (PES) schemes have been promoted as a means of harnessing the power of markets to secure environmental protection, but worldwide experience in achieving this goal has been poor.

28
Nov
2017

Graduate studies information evening

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

There has never been a better time to study national security.

29
Nov
2017

China and the United States as aid donors: past and future trajectories

Dr Patrick Kilby, Senior Lecturer, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU; and Professor Frank Bongiorno, School of History, ANU.

The United States and China have followed nearly parallel paths as providers of foreign aid over the past seven decades. Although both countries’ aid programs were

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Nov
2017
30
Nov
2017

Ecologically Responsive Regulation: searching for regulatory hope in Pandora’s Box of crises?

Fiona Haines
Multiple challenges are associated with designing regulation that takes seriously the proposition that we only have one planet. Intersecting ecological crises highlight the limitations of problem-based regulation in dealing adequately with the problem of ecological limits. This seminar will tease apart the possibilities within existing regulatory approaches to map out how ecologically responsive regulation might develop.
30
Nov
2017

Lu Xun: Our Contemporary

Benjamin Penny, Ivan Franceschini, Sally Sussman, and Zhu Yayun
In conjunction with Professor Gloria Davies’s public lecture 'Hearing Voices with Lu Xun', the colloquium 'Lu Xun: Our Contemporary' looks again at Lu Xun, not as a revered icon of 'modern Chinese literature' but as model for contemporary social criticism, for satire, and for a kind of iconoclastic tone and method that might light a way in our own depressing times.
30
Nov
2017

The Mindanao Elite Problem

Dr Charles G.L. Donnelly

30
Nov
2017

Hearing Voices with Lu Xun

Professor Gloria Davies, Monash University

We think of ourselves as reading Lu Xun rather than hearing the words he wrote as a form of inner speech. Our focus on what the text means prevents us from hearing its aural effects: on how the words sound in our heads as we read.

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