Events December 2017

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.
06
Dec
2017

A new policy paradigm for resource-rich developing countries: could an export boom be contractionary?

Dr Martin Davies, Associate Professor of Economics, Washington and Lee University; Centre Associate, Development Policy Centre, ANU.

Resource-rich developing countries are different. They obviously have large resource sectors, but these typically operate as enclaves, and most profits are repatriated, so net factor income is typically large and negative.

06
Dec
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.

Note: we will cancel if there is rain.

06
Dec
2017

The 2016 Islamist mobilisation and its impact on intolerance among Indonesian Muslims: new survey findings

Associate Professor Marcus Mietzner, ANU.

In a seminar earlier this year, we analysed survey data to show that the 2016 Islamist mobilisation was not caused by a massive increase in conservative attitudes among Muslims, as many observers had suggested.

06
Dec
2017

Decolonising academia: community and epistemic world-making in Pacific Studies

Bianca Hennessy

My PhD research is about my own academic community, Pacific Studies.

06
Dec
2017

Hidden successes? Holistic sustainability policies in three Australian states: A case study

Kuntal Goswami
The presentation covers following topic areas: Sustainable development, public policy life cycle analysis, comparative policy analysis, public agency, state-level labor governments, holistic sustainability reporting, sustainable procurement, stakeholder engagement.
06
Dec
2017

The Wings of the Takasago Giyutai 高砂的翅膀

The Wings of the Takasago Giyutai, the latest documentary by anthropologist and filmmaker Futuru Tsai, follows the descendants of the Takasago Giyutai, an indigenous unit that fought for the Empire of Japan in the Pacific. Tsai accompanies the group as they travel to Papua New Guinea where their ancestors died in battle.
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