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.
01
Dec
2017

The impact of family assets on access to higher education in Korea

Eunsup Jang, PhD Scholar, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

Studies on the impact of household characteristics on children’s access to higher education typically focus on the importance of household income.

01
Dec
2017

Crawford School graduate studies information day

Crawford School of Public Policy.

Choose your public policy degree from Australia’s best university, right here in Canberra at ANU Crawford School of Public Policy.

01
Dec
2017

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale I 賽德克·巴萊 : 太陽旗

This epic film, produced by John Woo and one of Taiwan’s box office hits, recounts the violent events of the Wushe Incident, a Seediq uprising against Japanese rule in 1930.
02
Dec
2017

Song of Orchid Island 蘭嶼之歌

Filmed on this idyllic island southeast of Taiwan, Song of Orchid Island employs common stereotypes to deliver a romantic story of a doctor’s encounter with an island girl.
02
Dec
2017

How Deep is the Ocean 海有多深

Dislocation and despair, return and recovery, this film documents one Yami (Tao) man’s journey from Orchid Island to Taipei and back again, escaping addiction through the healing powers of community and the ocean.
02
Dec
2017

Asia is One アジアは一つ

Filmed by activist documentary makers from Tokyo, this recently rediscovered underground film takes us from Taiwanese migrant workers in American-occupied Okinawa to a small Atayal village in the mountains of eastern Taiwan.
02
Dec
2017

Lokah Laqi (Hang in There, Kids!) 只要我長大

Discover the challenges and joys of life from the perspective of three charismatic boys living in Sqoyaw village in Taichung.
02
Dec
2017

Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale II 賽德克·巴萊: 彩虹橋

Continuing from the first film, shown on Friday night, the conflict between the Seediq and the Japanese forces escalates with brutal consequences.
03
Dec
2017

Voices of Orchid Island 蘭嶼觀點

The film by Taiwan’s most eminent ethnographic film makers, examines the social and ecological problems that Yami (Tao) people face, especially the government’s controversial and continued use of the island as a nuclear waste dump.
03
Dec
2017

Old Seafarer 老海人洛馬比克

Based on a story by Syaman Rapongan 夏曼‧藍波安, a noted writer of Orchid Island’s Yami (Tao) tribe, this gentle short film looks at the complexities of young love in the martial law period (1947-97) while evoking deep economic and spiritual connections with the ocean.
03
Dec
2017

Connection by Fate 超級公民

Starring musician Chang Chen-yue張震嶽/Ayal Komod海雅谷慕, this is one of the few films of Taiwan’s famed New Cinema movement to consider indigenous Taiwan. Director Wan Jen hauntingly explores intersections of the afterlife and daily struggle in a gritty and lonely fin de siècle Taipei.
03
Dec
2017

Children in Heaven 天堂小孩 Mayaw Biho

Children in Heaven documents the aboriginal community living under the Sanying Bridge in New Taipei City. The film addresses aboriginal people’s right to housing by observing how the community faces the annual cycle of forced eviction and subsequent home construction.
03
Dec
2017

My River 我家門前有大河

Ten years after Children in Heaven, following the umpteenth demolition of the residences of Sanying in New Taipei City, Mayaw Biho returned with his camera to meet the family he had filmed. The film takes a close look at the dire situation faced by many Taiwanese aborigines.
03
Dec
2017

Wawa no cidal 太陽的孩子

Conflicts surrounding family, real estate development, and traditional agricultural lifestyles on Taiwan’s stunning east coast are at the core of this warm film. With a soundtrack produced by the innovative Amis musician Suming 舒米恩, Wawa no cidal also offers an excellent introduction to popular and contemporary indigenous music.
04
Dec
2017

Parental leave and women's skill use on the job

Professor Daiji Kawaguchi, University of Tokyo.

University of Tokyo Professor Daiji Kawaguchi presents the final seminar of the AJRC Seminar Series for Semester 2 entitled ‘Parental leave and womens’ skill use on the job: Evidence from PIAAC’.

04
Dec
2017

Thailand’s constitutional changes and Buddhism

Khemthong Tonsakulrungruang, Chulalongkorn University
04
Dec
2017

2017 Mitchell Oration - Development: towards 21st century approaches

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Board Chair, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

Are our current approaches to development cooperation fit for purpose to address contemporary challenges? How should development practice evolve to reflect 21st century priorities and knowledge?

05
Dec
2017

Applied macroeconometrics workshop

Hilde Bjornland, Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis; Efrem Castlenuovo, University of Melbourne; Beili Zhu, Crawford School; Joaquin Vespignani, University of Tasmania; plus many more.

This workshop jointly organised by the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) at Crawford School of Public Policy - The Australian National University, the Centre for Applied Macro- and Petroleum Economics (CAMP) at the Norwegian BI Business

05
Dec
2017

Cyber-enabled information warfare and the end of the Enlightenment

Dr Herb Lin, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University.

The West has no peer competitors in conventional military power. But its adversaries are increasingly turning to asymmetric methods for engaging in conflict.

05
Dec
2017

Fear, fearlessness and environmental activism: The Lock the Gate Alliance

Neil Gunningham, Annie Kia, Hedda Ransan-Cooper
While the political right may harness fear to resist change, fear (and fearlessness) may play very different roles for environmental activists. The Lock the Gate alliance and its siblings have brought together a diverse group of farmers and other landholders, environmental activists and local communities in a remarkably effective grassroots movement to oppose the expansion of coal mining and coal seam gas exploration. Its activities have generated powerful emotions, perhaps most strikingly in the case of the Bentley Blockade, when protesters were preparing for the arrival of 850 riot police.
05
Dec
2017

Poverty, inequality and natural disasters: Myanmar, 2005 to 2010

Peter Warr, Emeritus Professor, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School.

Poverty reduction is normally associated with economic growth. The faster the growth the more rapid the poverty reduction. No growth typically means no reduction in poverty incidence, or even an increase.

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

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

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.
08
Dec
2017

The security implications of Climate, Energy and Economic transitions - What could possibly go wrong?

Air Vice-Marshal John Blackburn AO

The rapid expansion and increasing complexity of our world can appear overwhelming. The ability of our body politic and the wider population to comprehend the behaviour of complex and interdependent systems is not readily apparent.

12
Dec
2017

The Social Observatory: integrating the social sciences for adaptive practice

Vijayendra Rao, Lead Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank.

The Social Observatory (SO) is a unit in the World Bank’s Development Research Group. It has worked for seven years with a $5 billion portfolio of community-based livelihoods projects in India.

13
Dec
2017

Women, peace and security: a new global index

Various speakers

Countries are more peaceful and prosperous when women are accorded full and equal rights and opportunity.

14
Dec
2017
17
Dec
2017

Blood, Phlegm, Bile, and Qi: Bodily Fluids in Chinese And European Medicine

Various speakers
Chinese medicine is usually described as ‘energetic medicine’ that cures mysteriously, through manipulating flows of energy, balancing yin and yang and regulating abstract macrocosmic correspondence. This then is often juxtaposed with material concerns of European medicine. This lecture compare the Chinese and European medicine traditions on equal grounds, as fluid-based, humoral traditions of healing.
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