Events February 2018

01
Feb
2018

Chinese Military Modernization and the Origins of Warlordism, 1895-1915

Clemens Büttner
After the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95), Chinese military modernization focussed on the professionalization of military education and training. There were systematic attempts to instill in Chinese soldiers both the practical skills and the spiritual qualities deemed necessary for the proper performance of their professional duties. In the early twentieth century, a ‘martial spirit’ was identified as one of the cornerstones of a Chinese nation state. Soldiers were to serve as role models. So the military men who would dismantle the Chinese state during the so-called Warlord Era (1916-28) were, in fact, acting in accordance with what state and society expected from them.
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.

02
Feb
2018

The value of randomised trials for efficacy in oncology: lessons from off-label prescribing

Rebecca McKibbin, PhD candidate, Yale University.

This paper investigates the role of efficacy evidence produced in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) on demand for cancer drugs.

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.

06
Feb
2018

Adventures in Cybercrime and Crypto-market Research

Roderic Broadhurst, David Lord, Julian Slater
How risky is it to become a victim of cybercrime?  How safe and easy is it to purchase illicit products on the Internet? 
 
06
Feb
2018

Servicisation in Vietnam: worrying sign or sign of development progress?

Adam Fforde, Victoria University.

The presentation engages with issues in analysing Vietnam’s growth pattern since the start of her ‘economic miracle’ in the early 1990s.

08
Feb
2018

GE14: The polls, the money, the stakes

Ibrahim Suffian, Professor Edmund Terence Gomez, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri, Dr Amrita Malhi

Moderator: Kean Wong

09
Feb
2018

Time for the Fruit to Fall? Deathbed Narratives in Modern Indian Literature – SARI Adda Seminar

Dr Ira Raja (University of Delhi) and Professor Rajni Palriwala (University of Delhi)

Time for the Fruit to Fall? Deathbed Narratives in Modern Indian Literature

12
Feb
2018

Aid for Trade in Asia and the Pacific

Various speakers

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.

13
Feb
2018

Policy failure and educational attainment in Indonesia

Blane D. Lewis and Hieu Nguyen T. M., Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.

By the late 1980s, child completion of primary education was near universal in Indonesia. The country has since turned its attention to increasing access to secondary school.

14
Feb
2018

Upcoming CartoGIS Events

CartoGIS Services is hosting a number of events and drop-in sessions for academic staff and HDR students this semester.
14
Feb
2018
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 celebrates the generous maps bequest by Dr Clive Kessler and showcases a selection of maps and t

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.

19
Feb
2018

Max Corden book launch

Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Member for Fenner, formerly Professor of Economics at ANU; Emeritus Professor Bob Gregory AO, Professor of Economics at ANU; and Emeritus Professor Max Corden AC, Formerly Professor of Economics at ANU.

Lucky Boy in the Lucky Country:
The Autobiography of Max Corden, Economist

In honour of Australia’s most eminent living economist, this event will see the

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.
20
Feb
2018

Modelling the cumulative effects of Brexit and follow-on UK and EU27 Bilateral FTAs on product markets: the case of wine

Kym Anderson, University of Adelaide and ANU, Glyn Wittwer, Victoria University, Melbourne.

Trade policy modelling typically focuses on effects of tariff changes on product markets. Yet in practice those are small relative to effects of changes in real incomes and real exchange rates as a consequence of a trade agreement.

20
Feb
2018

The future public servant: insights from Canada

Various speakers

Canada faces similar challenges to Australia in ensuring that the public service is fit for the future.

21
Feb
2018

Drop-in GIS Advice Sessions

Starting from 21 February, CartoGIS Services will be offering weekly GIS drop-in sessions to provide technical support and advice to academics and PhD students who are currently using or are interested in using GIS in their research.

21
Feb
2018

A Foreign Affair with Geraldine Doogue, Bob Carr, Menna Rawlings and Michael Wesley

Join ABC journalist Geraldine Doogue for a special recording of A Foreign Affair with Former Senator the Hon Bob Carr, British High Commissioner Her Excellency Menna Rawlings CMG, and College Dean, Professor Michael Wesley.

22
Feb
2018

The Chinese economy: long-term structural shifts and policy implications

Song Ligang
This presentation discusses the experience of Chinese economic growth in the past forty years (1978–2017). It assesses the outcomes and policy implications of economic restructuring and rebalancing since 2012, in response to the challenges and constraints resulting from the old model of growth. It discusses the key drivers for rapid growth in the past. Against these, it analyses the slower present growth. Finally, it presents a possible trajectory for future growth resulting from fundamental changes in government strategies and policies with respect to domestic reform, demographic change, technological progress, and the changing external environment.
22
Feb
2018

Australian Foreign Affairs magazine launch

Professor Michael Wesley, The Hon. Kim Beazley AC, Professor L. Gordon Flake and Dr Andrew Davies. Moderated by Professor Joan Beaumont.

The second issue of Australian Foreign Affairs, Trump in Asia: The New World Disorder brings together some of this country’s best minds to examine the United States’ sudden shift from the Asia Pivot to America First.

23
Feb
2018

Freeing the University: Japanese experiments and their relevance to Australian Universities today

Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki

NTEU Seminar Series

Professor Tessa Morris-Suzuki will deliver the first NTEU Seminar. Tessa will be speaking on lessons we can learn from universities in Japan and is the ideal person to kick off the series.

23
Feb
2018

Regulating foreign direct investment in resource-dependent African countries: the case of Chinese investments in Zambia's copper mining sector

Beyongo Mukete
This thesis examines the regulation of Chinese investments in Zambia, focusing on the different ways in which local actors and institutions interact with Chinese investments in Zambia's copper mining sector. The thesis adopts a political economy approach, which examines how local actors in the host country may alter domestic institutions to counter the negative impacts of FDI.
27
Feb
2018

Global lawmakers: International organizations in the crafting of world markets

Terence C. Halliday
Globalization of law and markets has become highly controversial. Global Lawmakers reveals how the United makes commercial law for the world, how they make it, and who comes out ahead. Its socio-legal analysis reveals dynamics of competition, cooperation and competitive cooperation among the UN, World Bank, IMF and UNIDROIT, as these IOs shape global markets through law.
27
Feb
2018

The effect of quarantining welfare on school attendance in indigenous communities

Associate Professor Stefanie Schurer, University of Sydney.

This talk will analyse the impact of a recent initiative by the Australian Government to reduce disadvantage in Aboriginal communities.

27
Feb
2018

Clunker phase-outs: effects on air pollution and land prices

Shuhei Nishitateno, Visiting Fellow, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics, Crawford School.

In 1992 Japan introduced an Automobile NOx Control Law (ANCL) to improve urban air quality. A key feature of the law was a ban on high-emitting diesel vehicles from registering in designated areas after certain grace periods.

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