Events March 2018

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.
01
Mar
2018

Yes (and no) Minister: can central government control semi-autonomous bodies and should it want to?

Sandra van Thiel, Professor of Public Administration and Vice Dean of research, Nijmegen School of Management.

Ministers, Ministerial offices and senior officials frequently work on the assumption that they can ‘manage’ (that is, control the actions of) or at least profoundly influence their stable of semi-autonomous agencies.

02
Mar
2018

Understanding black swan infectious disease outbreaks: an econometric investigation into the 2002/03 SARS outbreak

Chloe Burns, PhD scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

This Thesis Proposal Review proposes research on the link between infectious disease, contact behaviour, government policy and the macro-economy in light of the 2002/03 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak.

02
Mar
2018

Understanding China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Peter Cai
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is one of President Xi’s most ambitious foreign and economic policies. This talk argues that the some of the key drivers behind BRI are largely motivated by China’s pressing economic issues such as addressing overcapacity issue and exporting Chinese technological and engineering standards
05
Mar
2018

How dangerous are Indonesian ISIS returnees and deportees?

Solahudin, Universitas Indonesia.

In the aftermath of defeats of ISIS in Syria-Iraq and Marawi, concerns have been raised about fighters and their families, including some 600 Indonesians who were with ISIS in the Middle East, coming back and conducting terror attacks at home.

05
Mar
2018

Transition Point: Embracing the 4th Age of War

Dr Albert Palazzo, Director of War Studies, Australian Army Research Centre
06
Mar
2018

Reform success in the shadow of war: the case of Sri Lanka

Prema-Chandra Athukorala and Hal Hill, Crawford School, ANU.

Three major factors have shaped Sri Lanka’s modestly successful post-independence socio-economic development. First, by and large there were favourable ‘initial conditions’ at the time of independence.

06
Mar
2018

Living on e-commerce: the politics and ethics of e-trading in a Chinese city

Qian Linliang
The expansion of the e-commerce economy has given individual Chinese e-traders new opportunities to generate wealth and cultural capital. But it has also created a precarious condition in which they have had to adapt to the changing environment so as to ensure economic security. This paper draws on the results of over a year’s fieldwork in the city of Yiwu, an emergent e-commercial hub in Southeast China. It looks at the making of a “neoliberal” subjectivity among Chinese e-traders, against the background of rising information capitalism in the country.
07
Mar
2018

International Women's Day breakfast - Zelda La Grange

Zelda La Grange, presidential aide and executive assistant to the late Nelson Mandela.

Join us at the AHRI International Women’s Day Breakfast with Zelda La Grange, presidential aide and executive assistant to the late Nelson Mandela.

07
Mar
2018

Indonesia’s anachronistic insistence on national food security

Rainer Heufers, CIPS and Arianto Patunru, Indonesia Project, Crawford Schoool, ANU.

The definition of food security was initially based on the notion that a country maintains access to enough food to meet dietary energy requirements.

07
Mar
2018

Short films for International Women's Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2018, Asia Pacific Screens presents a series of short documentaries made by or focused upon women from Southeast Asia. These shorts offer a quick look at the display of film-making talents and the variety of life stories of women from Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and Myanmar.
08
Mar
2018

Abenomics and the Bank of Japan

Professor Wataru Takahashi, Osaka University of Economics.

Osaka University of Economics Professor Wataru Takahashi presents the first Australia-Japan Research Centre (AJRC) Seminar Series of Semester 1 2018 entitled ‘Abenomics and the Bank of Japan’, which is co hosted by the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic

08
Mar
2018

The Geographical Mandate: China and Area Studies from Macroregions to Territorial Economies

Carolyn Cartier

Wang Hui identifies the binary of empire/nation-state as the prevailing meta-epistemological structure challenging understandings of the history of China in the world. The problem is contingent on spatial concepts.

08
Mar
2018

Thai Military Power- Book Launch

Professor Michael Wesley and Dr Gregory Raymond
At the centre of the vital Asia–Pacific region, Thailand is important. But, despite its large population and powerful military forces performing significant roles in state and society, Thailand has little military power. Why is this?
09
Mar
2018

Cambodia on the Brink: Towards the 2018 Elections

Prof The Hon Gareth Evans, Mu Sochua, Dr Lee Morgenbesser, Dr Lao Mong Hay and many more

The run up to Cambodia’s July 2018 elections has already seen the curtailment of political freedoms, an increase in politically motivated prosecutions, and the dissolution of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP).

09
Mar
2018

Crawford at The Big Meet - Melbourne

Crawford School of Public Policy.

ANU Crawford School of Public Policy is coming to Melbourne!

09
Mar
2018

The Rise of Duterte: A Populist Revolt against Elite Democracy

Richard Javad Heydarian, Resident Political Analyst, GMA Network, and Non-resident Fellow, Stratbase-ADR Institute, Manila
09
Mar
2018

Indonesia: towards 2045 visions

HE Professor Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesian Minister for National Development Planning (Head of Bappenas).

His Excellency Professor Bambang Brodjonegoro, Indonesian Minister of National Development Planning, will deliver a Public Lecture on Indonesia’s 2045 visions.

13
Mar
2018

Living Politics: Exhibition

This exhibition is a collection of images which the researchers have brought back from their fieldwork. They convey the richness and complexity of grassroots living politics in the region, the difficulties faced by living politics networks and communities, and the creativity with which they are responding to those difficulties.
13
Mar
2018

When is industry rule-making responsive? Some lessons from the Australian Telecommunications Sector

Karen Lee

Regulatory scholars and others have long maintained that industry rule-making that is ‘responsive’ to the ‘practices and norms’ of all interested parties is beneficial.

13
Mar
2018

Japan’s evolving security role in the Indo-Pacific

Professor Yukio Okamoto, Senior Research Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for International Studies.

In the face of Chinese assertiveness and North Korea’s military provocations, the security environment in Indo-Pacific has become precarious.

14
Mar
2018

Living Politics: Book Launch

Professor Hyaewol Choi
The book 'The Living Politics of Self Help Movements in East Asia' by Tom Cliff, Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Shuge Wei will be launched by Professor Hyaewol Choi.
15
Mar
2018

Understanding price fluctuations in the National Electricity Market

Benjamin Aust, Technical University of Freiberg, Germany.

In this seminar Benjamin Aust will provide an overview of his recent paper, Understanding price fluctuations in the National Electricity Market.

16
Mar
2018

Governing the South China Sea: Three Views

Various speakers
Who governs the South China Sea? Who controls access to its considerable resources? Who ensures safety and security for its many stakeholders? The ANU Political and Social Change (PSC) Forum provides three views on these questions from historical, legal, and resource management perspectives, with special reference to contested claims around Scarborough Shoal.
19
Mar
2018

From guaranteed minimum income to basic income: what might it look like today?

Miranda Stewart, Melbourne Law School and ANU; Ben Phillips, Centre for Social Research and Methods, ANU; and David Ingles, Tax and Transfer Policy Institute, ANU.

Co-hosted by the Tax and Transfer Policy Institute (TTPI) and the Centre for Social Research and Methods (CSRM).

19
Mar
2018

Intelligence and the Function of Government

Director-General, ASIS - Paul Symon AO; Dr Daniel Baldino; Dr Rhys Crawley
The Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Paul Symon AO, will launch the book Intelligence and the Function of Government (MUP) by Dr Rhys Crawley and Dr Daniel Baldino.
20
Mar
2018

Crawford at The Big Meet - Brisbane

Crawford School of Public Policy.

ANU Crawford School of Public Policy is coming to Brisbane!

20
Mar
2018

I Robot: U Tax?

Roberta Mann, the Mr and Mrs L.L. Stewart Business Law, University of Oregon.

In a 2017 interview, Microsoft founder Bill Gates recommended taxing robots to slow the pace of automation. Funds raised could be used to retrain and financially support displaced workers.

20
Mar
2018

How does foreign aid impact Australian exports in the long-run?

Sabit Amum Otor and Matthew Dornan, ANU.

This study investigates the effects of foreign aid on donor exports to recipient countries in the long run, using aid to Asia as a case study.

20
Mar
2018

Myanmar and North Korea: Divergent Paths

Dr Andray Abrahamian, Adjunct Research Fellow, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University

20
Mar
2018

Open budgets: Australia and the world

Jenny Wilkinson, Parliamentary Budget Officer, and Miranda Stewart, Melbourne Law School and ANU.

Join us for a public lecture by Australia’s Parliamentary Budget Officer, Jenny Wilkinson, about budget transparency and the role of the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) in Australia, followed by the launch of the Australian Open Budget Survey 201

21
Mar
2018

Redress

Various
How can we approach redress for mass atrocities across time and space?
21
Mar
2018

The Battle for Control: The Asia Foundation’s Motion Picture Project in Cold War Asia, 1953-1959

Sangjoon Lee Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
22
Mar
2018

Socio-economic development and the role of fiscal decentralisation in Malaysia

Yusniliyana Yusof, PhD Scholar, Crawford School, ANU.

In this seminar, Yusniliyana Yusof will present her PhD findings on the spatial balance of socio-economic development across states in Malaysia.

22
Mar
2018

Why McDonaldisation of Okinawa? Identity and Political Economy of the Base Island

Dr Miyume Tanji, Honorary Lecturer, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University
23
Mar
2018

Testing the Nuclear Stability - Instability Paradox Using Synthetic Control Method

Professor Benjamin E. Goldsmith, ANU
Does acquisition of nuclear weapons by security rivals increase their level of conventional militarised conflict? Some recent theoretical and quantitative work has supported the ‘stability-instability paradox’, the proposition that while nuclear weapons deter nuclear war, they may also provide the conditions for nuclear-armed rivals to increase conventional military conflict with each other.
23
Mar
2018

Informal life politics in Inner Mongolia and Mongolia

Uchralt Otede
This seminar will explore how informal life politics work in Inner Mongolia and Mongolia. It will examine how people in these regions connect to each other through informal life politics, how they deal with real-word problems by creating locally-grounded knowledge, and how formal political systems respond to informal life politics. Based on participatory action research conducted between 2014 and 2017, it will present two main findings: first, the critical role of local, personal networks in informal life politics; and second, the negative effect on informal life politics of the politically sensitive atmosphere in Inner Mongolia.
26
Mar
2018

Malaysia's 14th General Election: Some Observations

Jayum Anak Jawan, Mohammad Agus bin Yusoff and Azhar bin Ahmad
26
Mar
2018

Decent work in global supply chains

Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, Open Society Foundation Fellow and Trafficking in Persons Ambassador (ret.), US Department of State.

Ambassador Luis CdeBaca will share insights from his distinguished career as a lawyer, diplomat and now researcher, combatting labour exploitation and human trafficking in global supply chains.

26
Mar
2018

Indonesian Taster Class

Dr Timothy Hassall

Bahasa Indonesia (or “Indonesian Language”) is spoken in Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Serawak and Singapore.

26
Mar
2018

Asian Language Taster Classes

CAP language academics

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

26
Mar
2018

52 Hz I Love You

2016, 109 minutes, Taiwan
Directed by Wei Te-sheng 魏德聖
Rated G, Mandarin with English subtitles

27
Mar
2018

The conceptualisation and measurment of reintegration of children affected by armed conflict

Luke Bearup and Ibi Losoncz

Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) constitute the United Nations’ (UNs) standardised approach to post-conflict peace-keeping.

28
Mar
2018

Crawford at The Big Meet - Sydney

Crawford School of Public Policy.

ANU Crawford School of Public Policy is coming to Sydney!

28
Mar
2018

Negative prices on power exchanges: empirical findings from Germany

Benjamin Aust, Technical University of Freiberg, Germany.

In this seminar Benjamin Aust will provide an overview of his recent paper, Negative Prices on Power Exchanges - Empirical Findings from Germany.

28
Mar
2018

Inspiring Women of ANU: Professor Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

Professor Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt , Crawford School, ANU.

Wise men (and women) might consider it unbecoming to talk at length about one’s becoming, but in this public lecture Professor Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt will chart her ‘enchanted journey’ of becoming a feminist and, most recently, a Professor at Crawford Sch

28
Mar
2018

World Bank report launch: Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme

Various speakers, including members of Parliament, employers and sending countries.

The Seasonal Worker Programme now attracts over 6,000 workers each year from the Pacific and Timor-Leste to Australia to work on Australian farms.

28
Mar
2018

Reinvigorating Indonesia’s land reform: Social Forestry and implications for people and forests

Ida Aju P Resosudarmo, ANU.

One of the Indonesian government’s programs to reduce inequality is land reform.

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