Events February 2018

01
Feb
2018

Measuring peace in the Pacific

Various speakers

Join the Institute for Economics and Peace, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Department of Pacific Affairs at ANU for a discussion on how to measure Sustainable Development Goal 16 (SDG16) across the Pacific.

05
Feb
2018

Survival in solitude

Terry Waite CBE, Founder and President, Hostage UK.

Terry Waite CBE has a long experience of negotiating for the release of hostages. He has successfully negotiated with General Amin in Uganda, Col Ghadaffi in Libya, Revolutionary Guards in Iran and Hezbollah in Beirut.

12
Feb
2018

Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific

Dr Cyn-Young Park, Director of Regional Cooperation and Integration, Asian Development Bank (ADB); Dr Yasuyuki Sawada, Chief Economist, ADB; and chaired by Dr Shiro Armstrong, ANU.

International trade has lifted more than a billion people out of poverty and driven economic growth in the Asia Pacific since 1990. Aid for Trade helps developing economies maximise the benefits of trade liberalisation.

12
Feb
2018

Lives in times of war, famine and civil unrest

Nick Danziger, Author, Photojournalist and Film-maker.

Nick Danziger is one of the world’s most renowned photojournalists. Much of his life has been dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times in best-selling books, award-winning documentaries and photography.

12
Feb
2018

Unwinnable Wars: Afghanistan and the Limits of Western Military Power

Professor Theo Farrell, The University of Wollongong

At sixteen years and counting, Afghanistan is the longest war for western states of the post-Cold War period, and NATO’s first overseas war. At its height, the US and its NATO allies deployed 130,000 troops in its efforts to stabilise the country.

13
Feb
2018

2018 Australasian Aid Conference

Senator the Hon Penny Wong, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs; Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development; and leading voices from the Australasian region.

The Australasian Aid Conference (AAC) will return on 13-14 February 2018, once again in partnership with The Asia Foundation.

14
Feb
2018

Bid'ah Cinta

The third in a trilogy of films concerning Islam in contemporary Indonesia, Bid’ah Cinta was first screened during the 2017 controversy surrounding the election of the governor of Jakarta.
14
Feb
2018

Telling Tales: A Look Inside the Asia Pacific Map Collection

Professor Nick Evans

The College of Asia and the Pacific invites you to the opening of Telling Tales: A Look Inside the Asia-Pacific Map Collection, an exhibition that will draw a selection of stories from the University's rich collection of maps.

15
Feb
2018

Markets for road use: eliminating congestion through scheduling, routing, and real-time road pricing

Professor Peter Cramton, University of Cologne and University of Maryland.

Traffic congestion is a global problem with annual costs approaching $1 trillion, and is a major challenge in Australian cities. The health and environmental costs are often severe. With the right policies, those costs can be greatly reduced.

16
Feb
2018

Cooperation between Australia and Japan as global partners

Various speakers

2017 was the 60th anniversary of the 1957 agreement on commerce between Australia and Japan in 1957.

20
Feb
2018

Refugees and the Labour Market:Institutional dynamics in comparative perspective

Adele Garnier
The paper compares the relevance of the local institutional and political environment for the labour market careers of refugees in the province of Quebec, Canada and the region of Brussels, Belgium. It identifies the following challenges in both cases: a lack of consideration for refugees’ vulnerability in labour market support; institutional complexity; and financial and managerial constraints.
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